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SubjectRe: [patch v2 2/2] mm, oom: avoid reaping only for mm's with blockable invalidate callbacks
On Fri, 15 Dec 2017, Michal Hocko wrote:

> > This uses the new annotation to determine if an mm has mmu notifiers with
> > blockable invalidate range callbacks to avoid oom reaping. Otherwise, the
> > callbacks are used around unmap_page_range().
>
> Do you have any example where this helped? KVM guest oom killed I guess?
>

KVM is the most significant one that we are interested in, but haven't had
sufficient time to quantify how much of an impact this has other than to
say it will certainly be non-zero.

The motivation was more to exclude mmu notifiers that have a reason to be
excluded rather than a blanket exemption to make the oom reaper more
robust.

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