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authorKAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>2009-04-02 16:57:38 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-04-02 19:04:55 -0700
commit0b7f569e45bb6be142d87017030669a6a7d327a1 (patch)
tree8df7877b95c093ebf4cb4e1006cea16f75fc79b7 /Documentation/cgroups/memcg_test.txt
parent81d39c20f5ee2437d71709beb82597e2a38efbbc (diff)
memcg: fix OOM killer under memcg
This patch tries to fix OOM Killer problems caused by hierarchy. Now, memcg itself has OOM KILL function (in oom_kill.c) and tries to kill a task in memcg. But, when hierarchy is used, it's broken and correct task cannot be killed. For example, in following cgroup /groupA/ hierarchy=1, limit=1G, 01 nolimit 02 nolimit All tasks' memory usage under /groupA, /groupA/01, groupA/02 is limited to groupA's 1Gbytes but OOM Killer just kills tasks in groupA. This patch provides makes the bad process be selected from all tasks under hierarchy. BTW, currently, oom_jiffies is updated against groupA in above case. oom_jiffies of tree should be updated. To see how oom_jiffies is used, please check mem_cgroup_oom_called() callers. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: build fix] [akpm@linux-foundation.org: const fix] Signed-off-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: Paul Menage <menage@google.com> Cc: Li Zefan <lizf@cn.fujitsu.com> Cc: Balbir Singh <balbir@in.ibm.com> Cc: Daisuke Nishimura <nishimura@mxp.nes.nec.co.jp> Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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diff --git a/Documentation/cgroups/memcg_test.txt b/Documentation/cgroups/memcg_test.txt
index 523a9c16c40..8a11caf417a 100644
--- a/Documentation/cgroups/memcg_test.txt
+++ b/Documentation/cgroups/memcg_test.txt
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
Memory Resource Controller(Memcg) Implementation Memo.
-Last Updated: 2009/1/19
+Last Updated: 2009/1/20
Base Kernel Version: based on 2.6.29-rc2.
Because VM is getting complex (one of reasons is memcg...), memcg's behavior
@@ -360,3 +360,21 @@ Under below explanation, we assume CONFIG_MEM_RES_CTRL_SWAP=y.
# kill malloc task.
Of course, tmpfs v.s. swapoff test should be tested, too.
+ 9.8 OOM-Killer
+ Out-of-memory caused by memcg's limit will kill tasks under
+ the memcg. When hierarchy is used, a task under hierarchy
+ will be killed by the kernel.
+ In this case, panic_on_oom shouldn't be invoked and tasks
+ in other groups shouldn't be killed.
+ It's not difficult to cause OOM under memcg as following.
+ Case A) when you can swapoff
+ #swapoff -a
+ #echo 50M > /memory.limit_in_bytes
+ run 51M of malloc
+ Case B) when you use mem+swap limitation.
+ #echo 50M > memory.limit_in_bytes
+ #echo 50M > memory.memsw.limit_in_bytes
+ run 51M of malloc