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Re: [PATCH] mm: prevent NR_ISOLATE_* stats from going negative




On Thu 20-04-17 12:24:25, Rabin Vincent wrote:
> From: Rabin Vincent <rabinv@xxxxxxxx>
> 
> Commit 6afcf8ef0ca0 ("mm, compaction: fix NR_ISOLATED_* stats for pfn
> based migration") moved the dec_node_page_state() call (along with the
> page_is_file_cache() call) to after putback_lru_page().  But
> page_is_file_cache() can change after putback_lru_page() is called, so
> it should be called before putback_lru_page(), as it was before that
> patch, to prevent NR_ISOLATE_* stats from going negative.
> 
> Without this fix, non-CONFIG_SMP kernels end up hanging in the
> while(too_many_isolated()) { congestion_wait() } loop in
> shrink_active_list() due to the negative stats.
> 
>  Mem-Info:
>   active_anon:32567 inactive_anon:121 isolated_anon:1
>   active_file:6066 inactive_file:6639 isolated_file:4294967295
>                                                     ^^^^^^^^^^
>   unevictable:0 dirty:115 writeback:0 unstable:0
>   slab_reclaimable:2086 slab_unreclaimable:3167
>   mapped:3398 shmem:18366 pagetables:1145 bounce:0
>   free:1798 free_pcp:13 free_cma:0
> 
> Fixes: 6afcf8ef0ca0 ("mm, compaction: fix NR_ISOLATED_* stats for pfn based migration")
> Cc: Ming Ling <ming.ling@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@xxxxxxx>
> Cc: <stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Rabin Vincent <rabinv@xxxxxxxx>

Thanks for catching and fixing this. This is definitely my fault whe
reworking Ming's original patch

Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxxx>

> ---
>  mm/migrate.c | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/mm/migrate.c b/mm/migrate.c
> index ed97c2c..738f1d5 100644
> --- a/mm/migrate.c
> +++ b/mm/migrate.c
> @@ -184,9 +184,9 @@ void putback_movable_pages(struct list_head *l)
>  			unlock_page(page);
>  			put_page(page);
>  		} else {
> -			putback_lru_page(page);
>  			dec_node_page_state(page, NR_ISOLATED_ANON +
>  					page_is_file_cache(page));
> +			putback_lru_page(page);
>  		}
>  	}
>  }
> -- 
> 2.7.0
> 

-- 
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs