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SubjectRe: [RFC][-mm][PATCH 1/6] oom-killer: updates for classification of OOM
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Thanks! your review is very helpful around NUMA.

Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Nov 2009, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
>
>> /*
>> - * Types of limitations to the nodes from which allocations may occur
>> + * Types of limitations to zones from which allocations may occur
>> */
>
> "Types of limitations that may cause OOMs"? MEMCG limitations are not zone
> based.
>
ah, will rewrite.

>> */
>>
>> -unsigned long badness(struct task_struct *p, unsigned long uptime)
>> +static unsigned long __badness(struct task_struct *p,
>> + unsigned long uptime, enum oom_constraint constraint,
>> + struct mem_cgroup *mem)
>> {
>> unsigned long points, cpu_time, run_time;
>> struct mm_struct *mm;
>
> Why rename this function? You are adding a global_badness anyways.
>
just because of history of my own updates...i.e. mistake.
no reason. sorry.

>
>> + /*
>> + * In numa environ, almost all allocation will be against NORMAL zone.
>
> The typical allocations will be against the policy_zone! SGI IA64 (and
> others) have policy_zone == GFP_DMA.
>
Hmm ? ok. I thought GPF_DMA for ia64 was below 4G zone.
If all memory are GFP_DMA(as ppc), that means no lowemem.
I'll just rewrite above comments as
"typical allocation will be against policy_zone".


>> + * But some small area, ex)GFP_DMA for ia64 or GFP_DMA32 for x86-64
>> + * can cause OOM. We can use policy_zone for checking lowmem.
>> + */
>
> Simply say that we are checking if the zone constraint is below the policy
> zone?
>
ok, will rewrite. Too verbose just bacause policy_zone isn't well unknown.


>> + * Now, only mempolicy specifies nodemask. But if nodemask
>> + * covers all nodes, this oom is global oom.
>> + */
>> + if (nodemask && !nodes_equal(node_states[N_HIGH_MEMORY], *nodemask))
>> + ret = CONSTRAINT_MEMORY_POLICY;
>
> Huh? A cpuset can also restrict the nodes?
>
cpuset doesn't pass nodemask for allocation(now).
It checks its nodemask in get_free_page_from_freelist(), internally.

>> + /*
>> + * If not __GFP_THISNODE, zonelist containes all nodes. And if
>
> Dont see any __GFP_THISNODE checks here.
>
If __GFP_THISNODE, zonelist includes local node only. Then zonelist/nodemask
check will hunt it and result will be CONSTRAINT_MEMPOLICY.
Then...hum....recommending CONSTRAINT_THISNODE ?
>> panic("out of memory from page fault. panic_on_oom is selected.\n");
>>
>> read_lock(&tasklist_lock);
>> - __out_of_memory(0, 0); /* unknown gfp_mask and order */
>> + /*
>> + * Considering nature of pages required for page-fault,this must be
>> + * global OOM (if not cpuset...). Then, CONSTRAINT_NONE is correct.
>> + * zonelist, nodemasks are unknown...
>> + */
>> + __out_of_memory(0, CONSTRAINT_NONE, 0, NULL);
>> read_unlock(&tasklist_lock);
>
> Page faults can occur on processes that have memory restrictions.
>
yes. comments are bad. will rewrite. But we don't have any useful
information here.Fixing pagefault_out_of_memory is on my to-do-list.
It seems wrong.

But a condition unclear to me is when VM_FAULT_OOM can be returned
without oom-kill...so plz give me time.

Thanks,
-Kame




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