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From: Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@i-love.sakura.ne.jp>
To: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Vladimir Davydov <vdavydov.dev@gmail.com>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, Greg Thelen <gthelen@google.com>,
	Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@google.com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>,
	David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] memcg, oom: be careful about races when warning about no reclaimable task
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2018 05:38:39 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1308e0bd-e194-7b35-484c-fc18f493f8da@i-love.sakura.ne.jp> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180807201935.GB4251@cmpxchg.org>

On 2018/08/08 5:19, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 07, 2018 at 07:15:11PM +0900, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
>> On 2018/08/07 16:25, Michal Hocko wrote:
>>> @@ -1703,7 +1703,8 @@ static enum oom_status mem_cgroup_oom(struct mem_cgroup *memcg, gfp_t mask, int
>>>  		return OOM_ASYNC;
>>>  	}
>>>  
>>> -	if (mem_cgroup_out_of_memory(memcg, mask, order))
>>> +	if (mem_cgroup_out_of_memory(memcg, mask, order) ||
>>> +			tsk_is_oom_victim(current))
>>>  		return OOM_SUCCESS;
>>>  
>>>  	WARN(1,"Memory cgroup charge failed because of no reclaimable memory! "
>>>
>>
>> I don't think this patch is appropriate. This patch only avoids hitting WARN(1).
>> This patch does not address the root cause:
>>
>> The task_will_free_mem(current) test in out_of_memory() is returning false
>> because test_bit(MMF_OOM_SKIP, &mm->flags) test in task_will_free_mem() is
>> returning false because MMF_OOM_SKIP was already set by the OOM reaper. The OOM
>> killer does not need to start selecting next OOM victim until "current thread
>> completes __mmput()" or "it fails to complete __mmput() within reasonable
>> period".
> 
> I don't see why it matters whether the OOM victim exits or not, unless
> you count the memory consumed by struct task_struct.

We are not counting memory consumed by struct task_struct. But David is
counting memory released between set_bit(MMF_OOM_SKIP, &mm->flags) and
completion of exit_mmap().

> 
>> According to https://syzkaller.appspot.com/text?tag=CrashLog&x=15a1c770400000 ,
>> PID=23767 selected PID=23766 as an OOM victim and the OOM reaper set MMF_OOM_SKIP
>> before PID=23766 unnecessarily selects PID=23767 as next OOM victim.
>> At uptime = 366.550949, out_of_memory() should have returned true without selecting
>> next OOM victim because tsk_is_oom_victim(current) == true.
> 
> The code works just fine. We have to kill tasks until we a) free
> enough memory or b) run out of tasks or c) kill current. When one of
> these outcomes is reached, we allow the charge and return.
> 
> The only problem here is a warning in the wrong place.
> 

If forced charge contained a bug, removing this WARN(1) deprives users of chance
to know that something is going wrong.

  reply	other threads:[~2018-08-07 20:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-08-07  7:25 [PATCH] memcg, oom: be careful about races when warning about no reclaimable task Michal Hocko
2018-08-07 10:15 ` Tetsuo Handa
2018-08-07 11:04   ` Michal Hocko
2018-08-07 20:19   ` Johannes Weiner
2018-08-07 20:38     ` Tetsuo Handa [this message]
2018-08-08 12:57       ` Tetsuo Handa
2018-08-08 13:16         ` Michal Hocko
2018-08-07 20:02 ` Johannes Weiner
2018-08-07 20:23   ` Michal Hocko
2018-08-07 20:54     ` Johannes Weiner
2018-08-08  6:44       ` Michal Hocko
2018-08-08  7:12         ` Michal Hocko
2018-08-08  7:13           ` [PATCH 1/2] " Michal Hocko
2018-08-08  7:13           ` [PATCH 2/2] memcg, oom: emit oom report when there is no eligible task Michal Hocko
2018-08-08 14:45             ` Johannes Weiner
2018-08-08 16:17               ` Michal Hocko
2018-08-21 14:06                 ` Michal Hocko
2018-08-21 17:20                   ` Johannes Weiner

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