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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] memcg, oom: emit oom report when there is no eligible task
On Wed 08-08-18 10:45:15, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 08, 2018 at 09:13:01AM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
> >
> > Johannes had doubts that the current WARN in the memcg oom path
> > when there is no eligible task is not all that useful because it doesn't
> > really give any useful insight into the memcg state. My original
> > intention was to make this lightweight but it is true that seeing
> > a stack trace will likely be not sufficient when somebody gets back to
> > us and report this warning.
> >
> > Therefore replace the current warning by the full oom report which will
> > give us not only the back trace of the offending path but also the full
> > memcg state - memory counters and existing tasks.
> >
> > Suggested-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
> > Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
> > ---
> > include/linux/oom.h | 2 ++
> > mm/memcontrol.c | 24 +++++++++++++-----------
> > mm/oom_kill.c | 8 ++++----
> > 3 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/include/linux/oom.h b/include/linux/oom.h
> > index a16a155a0d19..7424f9673cd1 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/oom.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/oom.h
> > @@ -133,6 +133,8 @@ extern struct task_struct *find_lock_task_mm(struct task_struct *p);
> >
> > extern int oom_evaluate_task(struct task_struct *task, void *arg);
> >
> > +extern void dump_oom_header(struct oom_control *oc, struct task_struct *victim);
> > +
> > /* sysctls */
> > extern int sysctl_oom_dump_tasks;
> > extern int sysctl_oom_kill_allocating_task;
> > diff --git a/mm/memcontrol.c b/mm/memcontrol.c
> > index c80e5b6a8e9f..3d7c90e6c235 100644
> > --- a/mm/memcontrol.c
> > +++ b/mm/memcontrol.c
> > @@ -1390,6 +1390,19 @@ static bool mem_cgroup_out_of_memory(struct mem_cgroup *memcg, gfp_t gfp_mask,
> > mutex_lock(&oom_lock);
> > ret = out_of_memory(&oc);
> > mutex_unlock(&oom_lock);
> > +
> > + /*
> > + * under rare race the current task might have been selected while
> > + * reaching mem_cgroup_out_of_memory and there is no other oom victim
> > + * left. There is still no reason to warn because this task will
> > + * die and release its bypassed charge eventually.
>
> "rare race" is a bit vague. Can we describe the situation?
>
> /*
> * We killed and reaped every task in the group, and still no
> * luck with the charge. This is likely the result of a crazy
> * configuration, let the user know.
> *
> * With one exception: current is the last task, it's already
> * been killed and reaped, but that wasn't enough to satisfy
> * the charge request under the configured limit. In that case
> * let it bypass quietly and current exit.
> */

Sounds good.

> And after spelling that out, I no longer think we want to skip the OOM
> header in that situation. The first paragraph still applies: this is
> probably a funny configuration, we're going to bypass the charge, let
> the user know that we failed containment - to help THEM identify by
> themselves what is likely an easy to fix problem.
>
> > + */
> > + if (tsk_is_oom_victim(current))
> > + return ret;
> > +
> > + pr_warn("Memory cgroup charge failed because of no reclaimable memory! "
> > + "This looks like a misconfiguration or a kernel bug.");
> > + dump_oom_header(&oc, NULL);
>
> All other sites print the context first before printing the
> conclusion, we should probably do the same here.
>
> I'd also prefer keeping the message in line with the global case when
> no eligible tasks are left. There is no need to speculate whose fault
> this could be, that's apparent from the OOM header. If the user can't
> figure it out from the OOM header, they'll still report it to us.
>
> How about this?
>
> ---
>
> >From bba01122f739b05a689dbf1eeeb4f0e07affd4e7 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
> Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2018 09:59:40 -0400
> Subject: [PATCH] mm: memcontrol: print proper OOM header when no eligible
> victim left
>
> When the memcg OOM killer runs out of killable tasks, it currently
> prints a WARN with no further OOM context. This has caused some user
> confusion.
>
> Warnings indicate a kernel problem. In a reported case, however, the
> situation was triggered by a non-sensical memcg configuration (hard
> limit set to 0). But without any VM context this wasn't obvious from
> the report, and it took some back and forth on the mailing list to
> identify what is actually a trivial issue.
>
> Handle this OOM condition like we handle it in the global OOM killer:
> dump the full OOM context and tell the user we ran out of tasks.
>
> This way the user can identify misconfigurations easily by themselves
> and rectify the problem - without having to go through the hassle of
> running into an obscure but unsettling warning, finding the
> appropriate kernel mailing list and waiting for a kernel developer to
> remote-analyze that the memcg configuration caused this.
>
> If users cannot make sense of why the OOM killer was triggered or why
> it failed, they will still report it to the mailing list, we know that
> from experience. So in case there is an actual kernel bug causing
> this, kernel developers will very likely hear about it.
>
> Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>

Yes this works as well. We would get a dump even for the race we have
seen but I do not think this is something to lose sleep over. And if it
triggers too often to be disturbing we can add
tsk_is_oom_victim(current) check there.

Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>

> ---
> mm/memcontrol.c | 2 --
> mm/oom_kill.c | 13 ++++++++++---
> 2 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/mm/memcontrol.c b/mm/memcontrol.c
> index 4e3c1315b1de..29d9d1a69b36 100644
> --- a/mm/memcontrol.c
> +++ b/mm/memcontrol.c
> @@ -1701,8 +1701,6 @@ static enum oom_status mem_cgroup_oom(struct mem_cgroup *memcg, gfp_t mask, int
> if (mem_cgroup_out_of_memory(memcg, mask, order))
> return OOM_SUCCESS;
>
> - WARN(1,"Memory cgroup charge failed because of no reclaimable memory! "
> - "This looks like a misconfiguration or a kernel bug.");
> return OOM_FAILED;
> }
>
> diff --git a/mm/oom_kill.c b/mm/oom_kill.c
> index 0e10b864e074..07ae222d7830 100644
> --- a/mm/oom_kill.c
> +++ b/mm/oom_kill.c
> @@ -1103,10 +1103,17 @@ bool out_of_memory(struct oom_control *oc)
> }
>
> select_bad_process(oc);
> - /* Found nothing?!?! Either we hang forever, or we panic. */
> - if (!oc->chosen && !is_sysrq_oom(oc) && !is_memcg_oom(oc)) {
> + /* Found nothing?!?! */
> + if (!oc->chosen) {
> dump_header(oc, NULL);
> - panic("Out of memory and no killable processes...\n");
> + pr_warn("Out of memory and no killable processes...\n");
> + /*
> + * If we got here due to an actual allocation at the
> + * system level, we cannot survive this and will enter
> + * an endless loop in the allocator. Bail out now.
> + */
> + if (!is_sysrq_oom(oc) && !is_memcg_oom(oc))
> + panic("System is deadlocked on memory\n");
> }
> if (oc->chosen && oc->chosen != (void *)-1UL)
> oom_kill_process(oc, !is_memcg_oom(oc) ? "Out of memory" :
> --
> 2.18.0
>

--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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