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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] mm: oom: show unreclaimable slab info when kernel panic
On Wed 27-09-17 08:53:35, Yang Shi wrote:
> Kernel may panic when oom happens without killable process sometimes it
> is caused by huge unreclaimable slabs used by kernel.
>
> Although kdump could help debug such problem, however, kdump is not
> available on all architectures and it might be malfunction sometime.
> And, since kernel already panic it is worthy capturing such information
> in dmesg to aid touble shooting.
>
> Print out unreclaimable slab info (used size and total size) which
> actual memory usage is not zero (num_objs * size != 0) when:
> - unreclaimable slabs : all user memory > unreclaim_slabs_oom_ratio
> - panic_on_oom is set or no killable process

OK, this is better but I do not see why this should be tunable via proc.
Can we start with simple NR_SLAB_UNRECLAIMABLE > LRU_PAGES and place it
into dump_header so that we get the report also during regular OOM?
--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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