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Subject[patch 49/50] fix OOM killing of swapoff
-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.
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From: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>

These days, if you swapoff when there isn't enough memory, OOM killer gives
"BUG: scheduling while atomic" and the machine hangs: badness() needs to do
its PF_SWAPOFF return after the task_unlock (tasklist_lock is also held
here, so p isn't going to be freed: PF_SWAPOFF might get turned off at any
moment, but that doesn't really matter).

Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Cc: <stable@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org>
---
mm/oom_kill.c | 12 ++++++------
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
--- linux-2.6.19.1.orig/mm/oom_kill.c
+++ linux-2.6.19.1/mm/oom_kill.c
@@ -61,12 +61,6 @@ unsigned long badness(struct task_struct
}

/*
- * swapoff can easily use up all memory, so kill those first.
- */
- if (p->flags & PF_SWAPOFF)
- return ULONG_MAX;
-
- /*
* The memory size of the process is the basis for the badness.
*/
points = mm->total_vm;
@@ -77,6 +71,12 @@ unsigned long badness(struct task_struct
task_unlock(p);

/*
+ * swapoff can easily use up all memory, so kill those first.
+ */
+ if (p->flags & PF_SWAPOFF)
+ return ULONG_MAX;
+
+ /*
* Processes which fork a lot of child processes are likely
* a good choice. We add half the vmsize of the children if they
* have an own mm. This prevents forking servers to flood the
--
-
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