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SubjectRe: [PATCH] memcg: account security cred as well to kmemcg
On Fri, Dec 6, 2019 at 12:17 AM Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> On Thu 05-12-19 14:37:21, Shakeel Butt wrote:
> > The cred_jar kmem_cache is already memcg accounted in the current
> > kernel but cred->security is not. Account cred->security to kmemcg.
> >
> > Recently we saw high root slab usage on our production and on further
> > inspection, we found a buggy application leaking processes. Though that
> > buggy application was contained within its memcg but we observe much
> > more system memory overhead, couple of GiBs, during that period. This
> > overhead can adversely impact the isolation on the system. One of source
> > of high overhead, we found was cred->secuity objects.
>
> I am not familiar with this area much. What is the timelife of these
> objects? Do they go away with a task allocating them?
>

Lifetime is at least the life of the process allocating them.

> > Signed-off-by: Shakeel Butt <shakeelb@google.com>
> >
> > ---
> > kernel/cred.c | 6 +++---
> > 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/kernel/cred.c b/kernel/cred.c
> > index c0a4c12d38b2..9ed51b70ed80 100644
> > --- a/kernel/cred.c
> > +++ b/kernel/cred.c
> > @@ -223,7 +223,7 @@ struct cred *cred_alloc_blank(void)
> > new->magic = CRED_MAGIC;
> > #endif
> >
> > - if (security_cred_alloc_blank(new, GFP_KERNEL) < 0)
> > + if (security_cred_alloc_blank(new, GFP_KERNEL_ACCOUNT) < 0)
> > goto error;
> >
> > return new;
> > @@ -282,7 +282,7 @@ struct cred *prepare_creds(void)
> > new->security = NULL;
> > #endif
> >
> > - if (security_prepare_creds(new, old, GFP_KERNEL) < 0)
> > + if (security_prepare_creds(new, old, GFP_KERNEL_ACCOUNT) < 0)
> > goto error;
> > validate_creds(new);
> > return new;
> > @@ -715,7 +715,7 @@ struct cred *prepare_kernel_cred(struct task_struct *daemon)
> > #ifdef CONFIG_SECURITY
> > new->security = NULL;
> > #endif
> > - if (security_prepare_creds(new, old, GFP_KERNEL) < 0)
> > + if (security_prepare_creds(new, old, GFP_KERNEL_ACCOUNT) < 0)
> > goto error;
> >
> > put_cred(old);
> > --
> > 2.24.0.393.g34dc348eaf-goog
> >
>
> --
> Michal Hocko
> SUSE Labs

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