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authorDavid Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>2012-12-11 16:01:30 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-12-11 17:22:24 -0800
commit9ff4868e3051d9128a24dd330bed32011a11421d (patch)
treedff6fa6413939b1d5ce8704ee8391e543a8a8b4f /mm/oom_kill.c
parent348b465530ad222ce80e516524dd01009a4f9205 (diff)
downloadlinux-9ff4868e3051d9128a24dd330bed32011a11421d.tar.gz
mm, oom: allow exiting threads to have access to memory reserves
Exiting threads, those with PF_EXITING set, can pagefault and require memory before they can make forward progress. This happens, for instance, when a process must fault task->robust_list, a userspace structure, before detaching its memory. These threads also aren't guaranteed to get access to memory reserves unless oom killed or killed from userspace. The oom killer won't grant memory reserves if other threads are also exiting other than current and stalling at the same point. This prevents needlessly killing processes when others are already exiting. Instead of special casing all the possible situations between PF_EXITING getting set and a thread detaching its mm where it may allocate memory, which probably wouldn't get updated when a change is made to the exit path, the solution is to give all exiting threads access to memory reserves if they call the oom killer. This allows them to quickly allocate, detach its mm, and free the memory it represents. Summary of Luigi's bug report: : He had an oom condition where threads were faulting on task->robust_list : and repeatedly called the oom killer but it would defer killing a thread : because it saw other PF_EXITING threads. This can happen anytime we need : to allocate memory after setting PF_EXITING and before detaching our mm; : if there are other threads in the same state then the oom killer won't do : anything unless one of them happens to be killed from userspace. : : So instead of only deferring for PF_EXITING and !task->robust_list, it's : better to just give them access to memory reserves to prevent a potential : livelock so that any other faults that may be introduced in the future in : the exit path don't cause the same problem (and hopefully we don't allow : too many of those!). Signed-off-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com> Acked-by: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org> Tested-by: Luigi Semenzato <semenzato@google.com> Cc: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@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')
-rw-r--r--mm/oom_kill.c31
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 22 deletions
diff --git a/mm/oom_kill.c b/mm/oom_kill.c
index 79e0f3e2483..7e9e9113bd0 100644
--- a/mm/oom_kill.c
+++ b/mm/oom_kill.c
@@ -310,26 +310,13 @@ enum oom_scan_t oom_scan_process_thread(struct task_struct *task,
if (!task->mm)
return OOM_SCAN_CONTINUE;
- if (task->flags & PF_EXITING) {
+ if (task->flags & PF_EXITING && !force_kill) {
/*
- * If task is current and is in the process of releasing memory,
- * allow the "kill" to set TIF_MEMDIE, which will allow it to
- * access memory reserves. Otherwise, it may stall forever.
- *
- * The iteration isn't broken here, however, in case other
- * threads are found to have already been oom killed.
+ * If this task is not being ptraced on exit, then wait for it
+ * to finish before killing some other task unnecessarily.
*/
- if (task == current)
- return OOM_SCAN_SELECT;
- else if (!force_kill) {
- /*
- * If this task is not being ptraced on exit, then wait
- * for it to finish before killing some other task
- * unnecessarily.
- */
- if (!(task->group_leader->ptrace & PT_TRACE_EXIT))
- return OOM_SCAN_ABORT;
- }
+ if (!(task->group_leader->ptrace & PT_TRACE_EXIT))
+ return OOM_SCAN_ABORT;
}
return OOM_SCAN_OK;
}
@@ -706,11 +693,11 @@ void out_of_memory(struct zonelist *zonelist, gfp_t gfp_mask,
return;
/*
- * If current has a pending SIGKILL, then automatically select it. The
- * goal is to allow it to allocate so that it may quickly exit and free
- * its memory.
+ * If current has a pending SIGKILL or is exiting, then automatically
+ * select it. The goal is to allow it to allocate so that it may
+ * quickly exit and free its memory.
*/
- if (fatal_signal_pending(current)) {
+ if (fatal_signal_pending(current) || current->flags & PF_EXITING) {
set_thread_flag(TIF_MEMDIE);
return;
}