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SubjectRe: [PATCH] memcg: account security cred as well to kmemcg
On Fri 06-12-19 08:51:21, Shakeel Butt wrote:
> 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.

Thanks for the clarification! It is better to be explicit about this in
the changelog I believe because it would make a review much easier.
Accounting for objects which are not bound to a user process context is
more complex and requires much more considerations.

> > > Signed-off-by: Shakeel Butt <shakeelb@google.com>

With that clarification
Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.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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Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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