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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 3/3] mm, oom: introduce memory.oom.group
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On 2018/08/02 9:32, Roman Gushchin wrote:
> For some workloads an intervention from the OOM killer
> can be painful. Killing a random task can bring
> the workload into an inconsistent state.
>
> Historically, there are two common solutions for this
> problem:
> 1) enabling panic_on_oom,
> 2) using a userspace daemon to monitor OOMs and kill
> all outstanding processes.
>
> Both approaches have their downsides:
> rebooting on each OOM is an obvious waste of capacity,
> and handling all in userspace is tricky and requires
> a userspace agent, which will monitor all cgroups
> for OOMs.

We could start a one-time userspace agent which handles
an cgroup OOM event and then terminates...



> +/**
> + * mem_cgroup_get_oom_group - get a memory cgroup to clean up after OOM
> + * @victim: task to be killed by the OOM killer
> + * @oom_domain: memcg in case of memcg OOM, NULL in case of system-wide OOM
> + *
> + * Returns a pointer to a memory cgroup, which has to be cleaned up
> + * by killing all belonging OOM-killable tasks.
> + *
> + * Caller has to call mem_cgroup_put() on the returned non-NULL memcg.
> + */
> +struct mem_cgroup *mem_cgroup_get_oom_group(struct task_struct *victim,
> + struct mem_cgroup *oom_domain)
> +{
> + struct mem_cgroup *oom_group = NULL;
> + struct mem_cgroup *memcg;
> +
> + if (!cgroup_subsys_on_dfl(memory_cgrp_subsys))
> + return NULL;
> +
> + if (!oom_domain)
> + oom_domain = root_mem_cgroup;
> +
> + rcu_read_lock();
> +
> + memcg = mem_cgroup_from_task(victim);

Isn't this racy? I guess that memcg of this "victim" can change to
somewhere else from the one as of determining the final candidate.
This "victim" might have already passed exit_mm()/cgroup_exit() from do_exit().
This "victim" might be moving to a memcg which is different from the one
determining the final candidate.

> + if (memcg == root_mem_cgroup)
> + goto out;
> +
> + /*
> + * Traverse the memory cgroup hierarchy from the victim task's
> + * cgroup up to the OOMing cgroup (or root) to find the
> + * highest-level memory cgroup with oom.group set.
> + */
> + for (; memcg; memcg = parent_mem_cgroup(memcg)) {
> + if (memcg->oom_group)
> + oom_group = memcg;
> +
> + if (memcg == oom_domain)
> + break;
> + }
> +
> + if (oom_group)
> + css_get(&oom_group->css);
> +out:
> + rcu_read_unlock();
> +
> + return oom_group;
> +}



> @@ -974,7 +988,23 @@ static void oom_kill_process(struct oom_control *oc, const char *message)
> }
> read_unlock(&tasklist_lock);
>
> + /*
> + * Do we need to kill the entire memory cgroup?
> + * Or even one of the ancestor memory cgroups?
> + * Check this out before killing the victim task.
> + */
> + oom_group = mem_cgroup_get_oom_group(victim, oc->memcg);
> +
> __oom_kill_process(victim);
> +
> + /*
> + * If necessary, kill all tasks in the selected memory cgroup.
> + */
> + if (oom_group) {

Isn't "killing a child process of the biggest memory hog" and "killing all
processes which belongs to a memcg which the child process of the biggest
memory hog belongs to" strange? The intent of selecting a child is to try
to minimize lost work while the intent of oom_cgroup is to try to discard
all work. If oom_cgroup is enabled, I feel that we should

pr_err("%s: Kill all processes in ", message);
pr_cont_cgroup_path(memcg->css.cgroup);
pr_cont(" due to memory.oom.group set\n");

without

pr_err("%s: Kill process %d (%s) score %u or sacrifice child\n", message, task_pid_nr(p), p->comm, points);

(I mean, don't try to select a child).

> + mem_cgroup_print_oom_group(oom_group);
> + mem_cgroup_scan_tasks(oom_group, oom_kill_memcg_member, NULL);
> + mem_cgroup_put(oom_group);
> + }
> }
>
> /*

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