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[PATCH] mm, oom: document oom_lock




From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxxx>

Add a short documentation about what is the oom_lock scope.

Requested-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxxx>
---
 mm/oom_kill.c | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/mm/oom_kill.c b/mm/oom_kill.c
index ed9d473c571e..32e6f7becb40 100644
--- a/mm/oom_kill.c
+++ b/mm/oom_kill.c
@@ -53,6 +53,14 @@ int sysctl_panic_on_oom;
 int sysctl_oom_kill_allocating_task;
 int sysctl_oom_dump_tasks = 1;
 
+/*
+ * Serializes oom killer invocations (out_of_memory()) from all contexts to
+ * prevent from over eager oom killing (e.g. when the oom killer is invoked
+ * from different domains).
+ *
+ * oom_killer_disable() relies on this lock to stabilize oom_killer_disabled
+ * and mark_oom_victim
+ */
 DEFINE_MUTEX(oom_lock);
 
 #ifdef CONFIG_NUMA
-- 
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