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authorMichal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>2016-06-24 14:50:16 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2016-06-24 17:23:52 -0700
commit74070542099c66d87aebeacd7b54dc0e8b6a73f9 (patch)
parent7186ee06b66313dae0d34ec5241fda7c4a537cb9 (diff)
oom, suspend: fix oom_reaper vs. oom_killer_disable race
Tetsuo has reported the following potential oom_killer_disable vs. oom_reaper race: (1) freeze_processes() starts freezing user space threads. (2) Somebody (maybe a kenrel thread) calls out_of_memory(). (3) The OOM killer calls mark_oom_victim() on a user space thread P1 which is already in __refrigerator(). (4) oom_killer_disable() sets oom_killer_disabled = true. (5) P1 leaves __refrigerator() and enters do_exit(). (6) The OOM reaper calls exit_oom_victim(P1) before P1 can call exit_oom_victim(P1). (7) oom_killer_disable() returns while P1 not yet finished (8) P1 perform IO/interfere with the freezer. This situation is unfortunate. We cannot move oom_killer_disable after all the freezable kernel threads are frozen because the oom victim might depend on some of those kthreads to make a forward progress to exit so we could deadlock. It is also far from trivial to teach the oom_reaper to not call exit_oom_victim() because then we would lose a guarantee of the OOM killer and oom_killer_disable forward progress because exit_mm->mmput might block and never call exit_oom_victim. It seems the easiest way forward is to workaround this race by calling try_to_freeze_tasks again after oom_killer_disable. This will make sure that all the tasks are frozen or it bails out. Fixes: 449d777d7ad6 ("mm, oom_reaper: clear TIF_MEMDIE for all tasks queued for oom_reaper") Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1466597634-16199-1-git-send-email-mhocko@kernel.org Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com> Reported-by: Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@I-love.SAKURA.ne.jp> Cc: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@rjwysocki.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/power/process.c b/kernel/power/process.c
index df058bed53ce..0c2ee9761d57 100644
--- a/kernel/power/process.c
+++ b/kernel/power/process.c
@@ -146,6 +146,18 @@ int freeze_processes(void)
if (!error && !oom_killer_disable())
error = -EBUSY;
+ /*
+ * There is a hard to fix race between oom_reaper kernel thread
+ * and oom_killer_disable. oom_reaper calls exit_oom_victim
+ * before the victim reaches exit_mm so try to freeze all the tasks
+ * again and catch such a left over task.
+ */
+ if (!error) {
+ pr_info("Double checking all user space processes after OOM killer disable... ");
+ error = try_to_freeze_tasks(true);
+ pr_cont("\n");
+ }
if (error)
return error;