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SubjectRe: WARNING in try_charge
On Mon 06-08-18 11:30:37, Dmitry Vyukov wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 11:15 AM, Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org> wrote:
[...]
> > More interesting stuff is higher in the kernel log
> > : [ 366.435015] oom-kill:constraint=CONSTRAINT_MEMCG,nodemask=(null),cpuset=/,mems_allowed=0,oom_memcg=/ile0,task_memcg=/ile0,task=syz-executor3,pid=23766,uid=0
> > : [ 366.449416] memory: usage 112kB, limit 0kB, failcnt 1605
> >
> > Are you sure you want to have hard limit set to 0?
>
> syzkaller really does not mind to have it.

So what do you use it for? What do you actually test by this setting?

[...]
> > diff --git a/mm/memcontrol.c b/mm/memcontrol.c
> > index 4603ad75c9a9..852cd3dbdcd9 100644
> > --- a/mm/memcontrol.c
> > +++ b/mm/memcontrol.c
> > @@ -1388,6 +1388,8 @@ static bool mem_cgroup_out_of_memory(struct mem_cgroup *memcg, gfp_t gfp_mask,
> > bool ret;
> >
> > mutex_lock(&oom_lock);
> > + pr_info("task=%s pid=%d invoked memcg oom killer. oom_victim=%d\n",
> > + current->comm, current->pid, tsk_is_oom_victim(current));
> > ret = out_of_memory(&oc);
> > mutex_unlock(&oom_lock);
> > return ret;
> >
> > Anyway your memcg setup is indeed misconfigured. Memcg with 0 hard limit
> > and basically no memory charged by existing tasks is not going to fly
> > and the warning is exactly to call that out.
>
>
> Please-please-please do not mix kernel bugs and notices to user into
> the same bucket:

Well, WARN_ON used to be a standard way to make user aware of a
misbehavior. In this case it warns about a pottential runaway when memcg
is misconfigured. I do not insist on using WARN_ON here of course. If
there is a general agreement that such a condition is better handled by
pr_err then I am fine with it. Users tend to be more sensitive on
WARN_ONs though.

Btw. running with the above diff on top might help us to ideantify
whether this is a pre-mature warning or a valid one. Still useful to
find out.
--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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