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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] mm: memcg: switch to css_tryget() in get_mem_cgroup_from_mm()
On Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 4:22 PM Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org> wrote:
>
> On Wed, Nov 06, 2019 at 02:51:30PM -0800, Roman Gushchin wrote:
> > We've encountered a rcu stall in get_mem_cgroup_from_mm():
> >
> > rcu: INFO: rcu_sched self-detected stall on CPU
> > rcu: 33-....: (21000 ticks this GP) idle=6c6/1/0x4000000000000002 softirq=35441/35441 fqs=5017
> > (t=21031 jiffies g=324821 q=95837) NMI backtrace for cpu 33
> > <...>
> > RIP: 0010:get_mem_cgroup_from_mm+0x2f/0x90
> > <...>
> > __memcg_kmem_charge+0x55/0x140
> > __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x267/0x320
> > pipe_write+0x1ad/0x400
> > new_sync_write+0x127/0x1c0
> > __kernel_write+0x4f/0xf0
> > dump_emit+0x91/0xc0
> > writenote+0xa0/0xc0
> > elf_core_dump+0x11af/0x1430
> > do_coredump+0xc65/0xee0
> > ? unix_stream_sendmsg+0x37d/0x3b0
> > get_signal+0x132/0x7c0
> > do_signal+0x36/0x640
> > ? recalc_sigpending+0x17/0x50
> > exit_to_usermode_loop+0x61/0xd0
> > do_syscall_64+0xd4/0x100
> > entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x44/0xa9
> >
> > The problem is caused by an exiting task which is associated with
> > an offline memcg. We're iterating over and over in the
> > do {} while (!css_tryget_online()) loop, but obviously the memcg won't
> > become online and the exiting task won't be migrated to a live memcg.
> >
> > Let's fix it by switching from css_tryget_online() to css_tryget().
> >
> > As css_tryget_online() cannot guarantee that the memcg won't go
> > offline, the check is usually useless, except some rare cases
> > when for example it determines if something should be presented
> > to a user.
> >
> > A similar problem is described by commit 18fa84a2db0e ("cgroup: Use
> > css_tryget() instead of css_tryget_online() in task_get_css()").
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Roman Gushchin <guro@fb.com>
> > Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
> > Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
>
> Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
>
> The bug aside, it doesn't matter whether the cgroup is online for the
> callers. It used to matter when offlining needed to evacuate all
> charges from the memcg, and so needed to prevent new ones from showing
> up, but we don't care now.

Should get_mem_cgroup_from_current() and get_mem_cgroup_from_page() be
switched to css_tryget() as well then?

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