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authorBalbir Singh <bsingharora@gmail.com>2016-08-10 15:43:06 -0400
committerTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>2016-08-17 09:54:52 -0400
commit568ac888215c7fb2fabe8ea739b00ec3c1f5d440 (patch)
treeb1745e0c434ba66a610c1a6dbbc93a8a7a7d0514 /kernel
parent06f4e94898918bcad00cdd4d349313a439d6911e (diff)
downloadlinux-stericsson-568ac888215c7fb2fabe8ea739b00ec3c1f5d440.tar.gz
cgroup: reduce read locked section of cgroup_threadgroup_rwsem during fork
cgroup_threadgroup_rwsem is acquired in read mode during process exit and fork. It is also grabbed in write mode during __cgroups_proc_write(). I've recently run into a scenario with lots of memory pressure and OOM and I am beginning to see systemd __switch_to+0x1f8/0x350 __schedule+0x30c/0x990 schedule+0x48/0xc0 percpu_down_write+0x114/0x170 __cgroup_procs_write.isra.12+0xb8/0x3c0 cgroup_file_write+0x74/0x1a0 kernfs_fop_write+0x188/0x200 __vfs_write+0x6c/0xe0 vfs_write+0xc0/0x230 SyS_write+0x6c/0x110 system_call+0x38/0xb4 This thread is waiting on the reader of cgroup_threadgroup_rwsem to exit. The reader itself is under memory pressure and has gone into reclaim after fork. There are times the reader also ends up waiting on oom_lock as well. __switch_to+0x1f8/0x350 __schedule+0x30c/0x990 schedule+0x48/0xc0 jbd2_log_wait_commit+0xd4/0x180 ext4_evict_inode+0x88/0x5c0 evict+0xf8/0x2a0 dispose_list+0x50/0x80 prune_icache_sb+0x6c/0x90 super_cache_scan+0x190/0x210 shrink_slab.part.15+0x22c/0x4c0 shrink_zone+0x288/0x3c0 do_try_to_free_pages+0x1dc/0x590 try_to_free_pages+0xdc/0x260 __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x72c/0xc90 alloc_pages_current+0xb4/0x1a0 page_table_alloc+0xc0/0x170 __pte_alloc+0x58/0x1f0 copy_page_range+0x4ec/0x950 copy_process.isra.5+0x15a0/0x1870 _do_fork+0xa8/0x4b0 ppc_clone+0x8/0xc In the meanwhile, all processes exiting/forking are blocked almost stalling the system. This patch moves the threadgroup_change_begin from before cgroup_fork() to just before cgroup_canfork(). There is no nee to worry about threadgroup changes till the task is actually added to the threadgroup. This avoids having to call reclaim with cgroup_threadgroup_rwsem held. tj: Subject and description edits. Signed-off-by: Balbir Singh <bsingharora@gmail.com> Acked-by: Zefan Li <lizefan@huawei.com> Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org # v4.2+ Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel')
-rw-r--r--kernel/fork.c4
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/fork.c b/kernel/fork.c
index 52e725d4a866..aaf782327bf3 100644
--- a/kernel/fork.c
+++ b/kernel/fork.c
@@ -1404,7 +1404,6 @@ static struct task_struct *copy_process(unsigned long clone_flags,
p->real_start_time = ktime_get_boot_ns();
p->io_context = NULL;
p->audit_context = NULL;
- threadgroup_change_begin(current);
cgroup_fork(p);
#ifdef CONFIG_NUMA
p->mempolicy = mpol_dup(p->mempolicy);
@@ -1556,6 +1555,7 @@ static struct task_struct *copy_process(unsigned long clone_flags,
INIT_LIST_HEAD(&p->thread_group);
p->task_works = NULL;
+ threadgroup_change_begin(current);
/*
* Ensure that the cgroup subsystem policies allow the new process to be
* forked. It should be noted the the new process's css_set can be changed
@@ -1656,6 +1656,7 @@ static struct task_struct *copy_process(unsigned long clone_flags,
bad_fork_cancel_cgroup:
cgroup_cancel_fork(p);
bad_fork_free_pid:
+ threadgroup_change_end(current);
if (pid != &init_struct_pid)
free_pid(pid);
bad_fork_cleanup_thread:
@@ -1688,7 +1689,6 @@ bad_fork_cleanup_policy:
mpol_put(p->mempolicy);
bad_fork_cleanup_threadgroup_lock:
#endif
- threadgroup_change_end(current);
delayacct_tsk_free(p);
bad_fork_cleanup_count:
atomic_dec(&p->cred->user->processes);