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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: vmscan: protect shrinker idr replace with CONFIG_MEMCG
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On 12/5/19 2:11 AM, Kirill Tkhai wrote:
> On 05.12.2019 13:00, Kirill Tkhai wrote:
>> On 05.12.2019 12:43, Michal Hocko wrote:
>>> On Thu 05-12-19 11:23:28, Kirill Tkhai wrote:
>>>> On 04.12.2019 22:16, Yang Shi wrote:
>>>>> Since commit 0a432dcbeb32edcd211a5d8f7847d0da7642a8b4 ("mm: shrinker:
>>>>> make shrinker not depend on memcg kmem"), shrinkers' idr is protected by
>>>>> CONFIG_MEMCG instead of CONFIG_MEMCG_KMEM, so it makes no sense to
>>>>> protect shrinker idr replace with CONFIG_MEMCG_KMEM.
>>>>>
>>>>> Cc: Kirill Tkhai <ktkhai@virtuozzo.com>
>>>>> Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
>>>>> Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
>>>>> Cc: Shakeel Butt <shakeelb@google.com>
>>>>> Cc: Roman Gushchin <guro@fb.com>
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Yang Shi <yang.shi@linux.alibaba.com>
>>>> It looks like that in CONFIG_SLOB case we do not even call some shrinkers
>>>> for subordinate mem cgroups (i.e., we don't call deferred_split_shrinker),
>>>> since they never become completely registered.
>>>>
>>>> Fixes: 0a432dcbeb32edcd211a5d8f7847d0da7642a8b4 ("mm: shrinker: make shrinker not depend on memcg kmem")
>>> I am confused. Why the Fixes tag? Nothing should be really broken with
>>> KMEM config guard right?
>> idr_replace() is disabled in CONFIG_MEMCG && CONFIG_SLOB case, and this is
>> wrong.
>>
>> 0a432dcbeb32edcd211a5d8f7847d0da7642a8b4 goes in the series, which enables
>> shrinker_idr infrastructure for huge_memory.c's deferred_split_shrinker
>> in CONFIG_MEMCG case. Previously, all SHRINKER_MEMCG_AWARE shrinkers were
>> based on LRUs, and they remain to base of CONFIG_MEMCG_KMEM.
>> But deferred_split_shrinker is an exception.
>>
>> In CONFIG_MEMCG && CONFIG_SLOB case, shrinker_idr contains only shrinker,
>> and it is deferred_split_shrinker. But it is never actually called, since
>> idr_replace() is never compiled. deferred_split_shrinker all the time is
>> staying in half-registered state, and it's never called for subordinate
>> mem cgroups.
>>
>> So, this is a BUG, and this should go to stable.
> The visible effect is that deferred_split_shrinker is never called
> from shrink_slab() for subordinate mem cgroups. It's called only
> for root_mem_cgroup.

Thanks for noticing the SLOB case, I didn't realize it and thought it
was just a cleanup too.

Will update the information and cc to stable list for v2.

>
>>> This is a mere clean up AFAICS.
>>>
>>>> Reviewed-by: Kirill Tkhai <ktkhai@virtuozzo.com>
>>>>
>>>>> ---
>>>>> mm/vmscan.c | 2 +-
>>>>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>>>>
>>>>> diff --git a/mm/vmscan.c b/mm/vmscan.c
>>>>> index ee4eecc..e7f10c4 100644
>>>>> --- a/mm/vmscan.c
>>>>> +++ b/mm/vmscan.c
>>>>> @@ -422,7 +422,7 @@ void register_shrinker_prepared(struct shrinker *shrinker)
>>>>> {
>>>>> down_write(&shrinker_rwsem);
>>>>> list_add_tail(&shrinker->list, &shrinker_list);
>>>>> -#ifdef CONFIG_MEMCG_KMEM
>>>>> +#ifdef CONFIG_MEMCG
>>>>> if (shrinker->flags & SHRINKER_MEMCG_AWARE)
>>>>> idr_replace(&shrinker_idr, shrinker, shrinker->id);
>>>>> #endif
>>>>>

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