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From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
To: Feng Tang <feng.tang@intel.com>
Cc: Qian Cai <cai@lca.pw>, Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>,
	Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>,
	Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>,
	Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>, Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>,
	Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org>,
	Iurii Zaikin <yzaikin@google.com>,
	andi.kleen@intel.com, tim.c.chen@intel.com,
	dave.hansen@intel.com, ying.huang@intel.com, linux-mm@kvack.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/3] make vm_committed_as_batch aware of vm overcommit policy
Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 17:48:09 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200528154809.GH27484@dhcp22.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200528151020.GF93879@shbuild999.sh.intel.com>

On Thu 28-05-20 23:10:20, Feng Tang wrote:
[...]
> If it's true, then there could be 2 solutions, one is to
> skip the WARN_ONCE as it has no practical value, as the real
> check is the following code, the other is to rectify the
> percpu counter when the policy is changing to OVERCOMMIT_NEVER. 

I would simply drop the WARN_ONCE. Looking at the history this has been
added by 82f71ae4a2b8 ("mm: catch memory commitment underflow") to have
a safety check for issues which have been fixed. There doesn't seem to
be any bug reports mentioning this splat since then so it is likely just
spending cycles for a hot path (yes many people run with DEBUG_VM)
without a strong reason.
-- 
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

      parent reply	other threads:[~2020-05-28 15:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-08  7:25 Feng Tang
2020-05-08  7:25 ` [PATCH 1/3] proc/meminfo: avoid open coded reading of vm_committed_as Feng Tang
2020-05-15  7:22   ` Michal Hocko
2020-05-08  7:25 ` [PATCH 2/3] mm/util.c: make vm_memory_committed() more accurate Feng Tang
2020-05-15  7:23   ` Michal Hocko
2020-05-15  8:11     ` Feng Tang
2020-05-15  9:04       ` Michal Hocko
2020-05-15 13:01         ` Feng Tang
2020-05-08  7:25 ` [PATCH 3/3] mm: adjust vm_committed_as_batch according to vm overcommit policy Feng Tang
2020-05-08 11:24   ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-05-08 12:33     ` Feng Tang
2020-05-15  7:41   ` Michal Hocko
2020-05-15  8:02     ` Feng Tang
2020-05-15  9:08       ` Michal Hocko
2020-05-15 11:26         ` Feng Tang
2020-05-15  7:44   ` Michal Hocko
2020-05-15  8:38     ` Feng Tang
2020-05-21 21:27 ` [PATCH 0/3] make vm_committed_as_batch aware of " Qian Cai
2020-05-26 18:14   ` Qian Cai
2020-05-27  1:14     ` Andi Kleen
2020-05-27  1:43       ` Feng Tang
2020-05-27  1:46     ` Feng Tang
2020-05-27  2:25       ` Qian Cai
2020-05-27 10:46         ` Feng Tang
2020-05-27 12:05           ` Qian Cai
2020-05-27 13:33             ` Feng Tang
2020-05-27 15:42               ` Qian Cai
2020-05-28 14:18           ` Qian Cai
2020-05-28 15:10             ` Feng Tang
2020-05-28 15:21               ` Kleen, Andi
2020-05-29 15:43                 ` Feng Tang
2020-05-29 15:50                   ` Andi Kleen
2020-05-29 16:04                     ` Feng Tang
2020-05-28 15:48               ` Michal Hocko [this message]

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