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Re: INFO: rcu detected stall in shmem_fault




On 2018/10/10 20:35, Michal Hocko wrote:
>>>> What should we do if memcg-OOM found no killable task because the allocating task
>>>> was oom_score_adj == -1000 ? Flooding printk() until RCU stall watchdog fires 
>>>> (which seems to be caused by commit 3100dab2aa09dc6e ("mm: memcontrol: print proper
>>>> OOM header when no eligible victim left") because syzbot was terminating the test
>>>> upon WARN(1) removed by that commit) is not a good behavior.
>>>
>>> We definitely want to inform about ineligible oom victim. We might
>>> consider some rate limiting for the memcg state but that is a valuable
>>> information to see under normal situation (when you do not have floods
>>> of these situations).
>>>
>>
>> But if the caller cannot be noticed by SIGKILL from the OOM killer,
>> allowing the caller to trigger the OOM killer again and again (until
>> global OOM killer triggers) is bad.
> 
> There is simply no other option. Well, except for failing the charge
> which has been considered and refused because it could trigger
> unexpected error paths and that breaking the isolation on rare cases
> when of the misconfiguration is acceptable. We can reconsider that
> but you should bring really good arguments on the table. I was very
> successful doing that.
> 

By the way, how do we avoid this flooding? Something like this?

 include/linux/sched.h |  1 +
 mm/oom_kill.c         | 11 +++++++++++
 2 files changed, 12 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/sched.h b/include/linux/sched.h
index 977cb57..58eff50 100644
--- a/include/linux/sched.h
+++ b/include/linux/sched.h
@@ -723,6 +723,7 @@ struct task_struct {
 #endif
 #ifdef CONFIG_MEMCG
 	unsigned			in_user_fault:1;
+	unsigned			memcg_oom_no_eligible_warned:1;
 #ifdef CONFIG_MEMCG_KMEM
 	unsigned			memcg_kmem_skip_account:1;
 #endif
diff --git a/mm/oom_kill.c b/mm/oom_kill.c
index f10aa53..ff0fa65 100644
--- a/mm/oom_kill.c
+++ b/mm/oom_kill.c
@@ -1106,6 +1106,13 @@ bool out_of_memory(struct oom_control *oc)
 	select_bad_process(oc);
 	/* Found nothing?!?! */
 	if (!oc->chosen) {
+#ifdef CONFIG_MEMCG
+		if (is_memcg_oom(oc)) {
+			if (current->memcg_oom_no_eligible_warned)
+				return false;
+			current->memcg_oom_no_eligible_warned = 1;
+		}
+#endif
 		dump_header(oc, NULL);
 		pr_warn("Out of memory and no killable processes...\n");
 		/*
@@ -1115,6 +1122,10 @@ bool out_of_memory(struct oom_control *oc)
 		 */
 		if (!is_sysrq_oom(oc) && !is_memcg_oom(oc))
 			panic("System is deadlocked on memory\n");
+#ifdef CONFIG_MEMCG
+	} else if (is_memcg_oom(oc)) {
+		current->memcg_oom_no_eligible_warned = 0;
+#endif
 	}
 	if (oc->chosen && oc->chosen != (void *)-1UL)
 		oom_kill_process(oc, !is_memcg_oom(oc) ? "Out of memory" :
-- 
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