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SubjectRe: Deadlock possibly caused by too_many_isolated.
On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 11:21:45AM +0800, Shaohua Li wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 11:09:29AM +0800, Minchan Kim wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 12:05 PM, Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com> wrote:
> > > On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 10:52:47AM +0800, Minchan Kim wrote:
> > >> Hi Wu,
> > >>
> > >> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 11:35 AM, Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com> wrote:
> > >> >> @@ -2054,10 +2069,11 @@ rebalance:
> > >> >>                 goto got_pg;
> > >> >>
> > >> >>         /*
> > >> >> -        * If we failed to make any progress reclaiming, then we are
> > >> >> -        * running out of options and have to consider going OOM
> > >> >> +        * If we failed to make any progress reclaiming and there aren't
> > >> >> +        * many parallel reclaiming, then we are unning out of options and
> > >> >> +        * have to consider going OOM
> > >> >>          */
> > >> >> -       if (!did_some_progress) {
> > >> >> +       if (!did_some_progress && !too_many_isolated_zone(preferred_zone)) {
> > >> >>                 if ((gfp_mask & __GFP_FS) && !(gfp_mask & __GFP_NORETRY)) {
> > >> >>                         if (oom_killer_disabled)
> > >> >>                                 goto nopage;
> > >> >
> > >> > This is simply wrong.
> > >> >
> > >> > It disabled this block for 99% system because there won't be enough
> > >> > tasks to make (!too_many_isolated_zone == true). As a result the LRU
> > >> > will be scanned like mad and no task get OOMed when it should be.
> > >>
> > >> If !too_many_isolated_zone is false, it means there are already many
> > >> direct reclaiming tasks.
> > >> So they could exit reclaim path and !too_many_isolated_zone will be true.
> > >> What am I missing now?
> > >
> > > Ah sorry, my brain get short circuited.. but I still feel uneasy with
> > > this change. It's not fixing the root cause and won't prevent too many
> > > LRU pages be isolated. It's too late to test too_many_isolated_zone()
> > > after direct reclaim returns (after sleeping for a long time).
> > >
> >
> > Intend to agree.
> > I think root cause is a infinite looping in too_many_isolated holding FS lock.
> > Would it be simple that too_many_isolated would be bail out after some try?
> I'm wondering if we need too_many_isolated_zone logic. The do_try_to_free_pages
> will return progress till all zones are unreclaimable. Assume before this we
> don't oomkiller. If the direct reclaim fails but has progress, it will sleep.
Not sure if this is clear. What I mean is we can delete too_many_isolated_zone,
do_try_to_free_pages can still return 1 till all zones are unreclaimable. Before
this direct reclaim will not oom, because it sees progress and will call congestion_wait
to sleep. Am I missing anything?
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