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SubjectRe: Memory hotplug softlock issue
On Thu 15-11-18 13:10:34, Baoquan He wrote:
> On 11/14/18 at 04:00pm, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > On Wed 14-11-18 22:52:50, Baoquan He wrote:
> > > On 11/14/18 at 10:01am, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > > > I have seen an issue when the migration cannot make a forward progress
> > > > because of a glibc page with a reference count bumping up and down. Most
> > > > probable explanation is the faultaround code. I am working on this and
> > > > will post a patch soon. In any case the migration should converge and if
> > > > it doesn't do then there is a bug lurking somewhere.
> > > >
> > > > Failing on ENOMEM is a questionable thing. I haven't seen that happening
> > > > wildly but if it is a case then I wouldn't be opposed.
> > >
> > > Applied your debugging patches, it helps a lot to printing message.
> > >
> > > Below is the dmesg log about the migrating failure. It can't pass
> > > migrate_pages() and loop forever.
> > >
> > > [ +0.083841] migrating pfn 10fff7d0 failed
> > > [ +0.000005] page:ffffea043ffdf400 count:208 mapcount:201 mapping:ffff888dff4bdda8 index:0x2
> > > [ +0.012689] xfs_address_space_operations [xfs]
> > > [ +0.000030] name:"stress"
> > > [ +0.004556] flags: 0x5fffffc0000004(uptodate)
> > > [ +0.007339] raw: 005fffffc0000004 ffffc900000e3d80 ffffc900000e3d80 ffff888dff4bdda8
> > > [ +0.009488] raw: 0000000000000002 0000000000000000 000000cb000000c8 ffff888e7353d000
> > > [ +0.007726] page->mem_cgroup:ffff888e7353d000
> > > [ +0.084538] migrating pfn 10fff7d0 failed
> > > [ +0.000006] page:ffffea043ffdf400 count:210 mapcount:201 mapping:ffff888dff4bdda8 index:0x2
> > > [ +0.012798] xfs_address_space_operations [xfs]
> > > [ +0.000034] name:"stress"
> > > [ +0.004524] flags: 0x5fffffc0000004(uptodate)
> > > [ +0.007068] raw: 005fffffc0000004 ffffc900000e3d80 ffffc900000e3d80 ffff888dff4bdda8
> > > [ +0.009359] raw: 0000000000000002 0000000000000000 000000cb000000c8 ffff888e7353d000
> > > [ +0.007728] page->mem_cgroup:ffff888e7353d000
> >
> > I wouldn't be surprised if this was a similar/same issue I've been
> > chasing recently. Could you try to disable faultaround to see if that
> > helps. It seems that it helped in my particular case but I am still
> > waiting for the final good-to-go to post the patch as I do not own the
> > workload which triggered that issue.
>
> Tried, still stuck in last block sometime. Usually after several times
> of hotplug/unplug. If stop stress program, the last block will be
> offlined immediately.

Is the pattern still the same? I mean failing over few pages with
reference count jumping up and down between attempts?

> [root@ ~]# cat /sys/kernel/debug/fault_around_bytes
> 4096

Can you make it 0?

--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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