path: root/mm/oom_kill.c
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authorDavid Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>2011-05-24 17:11:40 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2011-05-25 08:39:10 -0700
commit72788c385604523422592249c19cba0187021e9b (patch)
tree3552a4b6ae4adb77e723d8a8d1d2669bfb04a8bb /mm/oom_kill.c
parentc6a140bf164829769499b5e50d380893da39b29e (diff)
oom: replace PF_OOM_ORIGIN with toggling oom_score_adj
There's a kernel-wide shortage of per-process flags, so it's always helpful to trim one when possible without incurring a significant penalty. It's even more important when you're planning on adding a per- process flag yourself, which I plan to do shortly for transparent hugepages. PF_OOM_ORIGIN is used by ksm and swapoff to prefer current since it has a tendency to allocate large amounts of memory and should be preferred for killing over other tasks. We'd rather immediately kill the task making the errant syscall rather than penalizing an innocent task. This patch removes PF_OOM_ORIGIN since its behavior is equivalent to setting the process's oom_score_adj to OOM_SCORE_ADJ_MAX. The process's old oom_score_adj is stored and then set to OOM_SCORE_ADJ_MAX during the time it used to have PF_OOM_ORIGIN. The old value is then reinstated when the process should no longer be considered a high priority for oom killing. Signed-off-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com> Reviewed-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com> Reviewed-by: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com> Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com> Cc: Izik Eidus <ieidus@redhat.com> Cc: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm/oom_kill.c')
1 files changed, 27 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/mm/oom_kill.c b/mm/oom_kill.c
index f52e85c80e8..e4b0991ca35 100644
--- a/mm/oom_kill.c
+++ b/mm/oom_kill.c
@@ -38,6 +38,33 @@ int sysctl_oom_kill_allocating_task;
int sysctl_oom_dump_tasks = 1;
static DEFINE_SPINLOCK(zone_scan_lock);
+ * test_set_oom_score_adj() - set current's oom_score_adj and return old value
+ * @new_val: new oom_score_adj value
+ *
+ * Sets the oom_score_adj value for current to @new_val with proper
+ * synchronization and returns the old value. Usually used to temporarily
+ * set a value, save the old value in the caller, and then reinstate it later.
+ */
+int test_set_oom_score_adj(int new_val)
+ struct sighand_struct *sighand = current->sighand;
+ int old_val;
+ spin_lock_irq(&sighand->siglock);
+ old_val = current->signal->oom_score_adj;
+ if (new_val != old_val) {
+ if (new_val == OOM_SCORE_ADJ_MIN)
+ atomic_inc(&current->mm->oom_disable_count);
+ else if (old_val == OOM_SCORE_ADJ_MIN)
+ atomic_dec(&current->mm->oom_disable_count);
+ current->signal->oom_score_adj = new_val;
+ }
+ spin_unlock_irq(&sighand->siglock);
+ return old_val;
* has_intersects_mems_allowed() - check task eligiblity for kill
@@ -155,15 +182,6 @@ unsigned int oom_badness(struct task_struct *p, struct mem_cgroup *mem,
- * When the PF_OOM_ORIGIN bit is set, it indicates the task should have
- * priority for oom killing.
- */
- if (p->flags & PF_OOM_ORIGIN) {
- task_unlock(p);
- return 1000;
- }
- /*
* The memory controller may have a limit of 0 bytes, so avoid a divide
* by zero, if necessary.