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Re: INFO: rcu detected stall in shmem_fault




On Wed 10-10-18 20:48:33, Sergey Senozhatsky wrote:
> On (10/10/18 13:35), Michal Hocko wrote:
> > > Just flooding out of memory messages can trigger RCU stall problems.
> > > For example, a severe skbuff_head_cache or kmalloc-512 leak bug is causing
> > 
> > [...]
> > 
> > Quite some of them, indeed! I guess we want to rate limit the output.
> > What about the following?
> 
> A bit unrelated, but while we are at it:
> 
>   I like it when we rate-limit printk-s that lookup the system.
> But it seems that default rate-limit values are not always good enough,
> DEFAULT_RATELIMIT_INTERVAL / DEFAULT_RATELIMIT_BURST can still be too
> verbose. For instance, when we have a very slow IPMI emulated serial
> console -- e.g. baud rate at 57600. DEFAULT_RATELIMIT_INTERVAL and
> DEFAULT_RATELIMIT_BURST can add new OOM headers and backtraces faster
> than we evict them.
> 
> Does it sound reasonable enough to use larger than default rate-limits
> for printk-s in OOM print-outs? OOM reports tend to be somewhat large
> and the reported numbers are not always *very* unique.
> 
> What do you think?

I do not really care about the current inerval/burst values. This change
should be done seprately and ideally with some numbers.
-- 
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs