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Re: INFO: rcu detected stall in shmem_fault

On 2018/10/10 21:36, Dmitry Vyukov wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 2:29 PM, Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 2:25 PM, Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> 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,
>>>> 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.
>> I think Sergey meant that this place may need to use
>> larger-than-default values because it prints lots of output per
>> instance (whereas the default limit is more tuned for cases that print
>> just 1 line).

Yes. The OOM killer tends to print a lot of messages (and I estimate that
mutex_trylock(&oom_lock) accelerates wasting more CPU consumption by

>> I've found at least 1 place that uses DEFAULT_RATELIMIT_INTERVAL*10:
>> https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/latest/source/fs/btrfs/extent-tree.c#L8365
>> Probably we need something similar here.

Since printk() is a significantly CPU consuming operation, I think that what
we need to guarantee is interval between the end of an OOM killer messages
and the beginning of next OOM killer messages is large enough. For example,
setup a timer with 5 seconds timeout upon the end of an OOM killer messages
and check whether the timer already fired upon the beginning of next OOM killer

> In parallel with the kernel changes I've also made a change to
> syzkaller that (1) makes it not use oom_score_adj=-1000, this hard
> killing limit looks like quite risky thing, (2) increase memcg size
> beyond expected KASAN quarantine size:
> https://github.com/google/syzkaller/commit/adedaf77a18f3d03d695723c86fc083c3551ff5b
> If this will stop the flow of hang/stall reports, then we can just
> close all old reports as invalid.

I don't think so. Only this report was different from others because printk()
in this report was from memcg OOM events without eligible tasks whereas printk()
in others are from global OOM events triggered by severe slab memory leak.