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SubjectRe: WARNING in try_charge
On Tue 07-08-18 05:46:04, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
> On 2018/08/07 5:34, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > On Tue 07-08-18 05:26:23, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
> >> On 2018/08/07 2:56, Michal Hocko wrote:
> >>> So the oom victim indeed passed the above force path after the oom
> >>> invocation. But later on hit the page fault path and that behaved
> >>> differently and for some reason the force path hasn't triggered. I am
> >>> wondering how could we hit the page fault path in the first place. The
> >>> task is already killed! So what the hell is going on here.
> >>>
> >>> I must be missing something obvious here.
> >>>
> >> YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY MISSING MY MAIL!
> >>
> >> I already said this is "mm, oom: task_will_free_mem(current) should ignore MMF_OOM_SKIP for once."
> >> problem which you are refusing at https://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-mm/msg133774.html .
> >> And you again ignored my mail. Very sad...
> >
> > Your suggestion simply didn't make much sense. There is nothing like
> > first check is different from the rest.
> >
>
> I don't think your patch is appropriate. It avoids hitting WARN(1) but does not avoid
> unnecessary killing of OOM victims.
>
> If you look at https://syzkaller.appspot.com/text?tag=CrashLog&x=15a1c770400000 , you will
> notice that both 23766 and 23767 are killed due to task_will_free_mem(current) == false.
> This is "unnecessary killing of additional processes".

Have you noticed the mere detail that the memcg has to kill any task
attempting the charge because the hard limit is 0? There is simply no
other way around. You cannot charge. There is no unnecessary killing.
Full stop. We do allow temporary breach of the hard limit just to let
the task die and uncharge on the way out.
--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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