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SubjectRe: [BUGFIX][PATCH] memcg: fix memory migration of shmem swapcache
On Wed, 5 Jan 2011 15:47:48 +0900
Daisuke Nishimura <nishimura@mxp.nes.nec.co.jp> wrote:

> On Wed, 5 Jan 2011 13:48:50 +0900
> Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 1:00 PM, Daisuke Nishimura
> > <nishimura@mxp.nes.nec.co.jp> wrote:
> > > Hi.
> > >
> > > This is a fix for a problem which has bothered me for a month.
> > >
> > > ===
> > > From: Daisuke Nishimura <nishimura@mxp.nes.nec.co.jp>
> > >
> > > In current implimentation, mem_cgroup_end_migration() decides whether the page
> > > migration has succeeded or not by checking "oldpage->mapping".
> > >
> > > But if we are tring to migrate a shmem swapcache, the page->mapping of it is
> > > NULL from the begining, so the check would be invalid.
> > > As a result, mem_cgroup_end_migration() assumes the migration has succeeded
> > > even if it's not, so "newpage" would be freed while it's not uncharged.
> > >
> > > This patch fixes it by passing mem_cgroup_end_migration() the result of the
> > > page migration.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Daisuke Nishimura <nishimura@mxp.nes.nec.co.jp>
> > Reviewed-by: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com>
> >
> > Nice catch. I don't oppose the patch.
> Thank you for your review.
>

Nice catch.


> > But as looking the code in unmap_and_move, I feel part of mem cgroup
> > migrate is rather awkward.
> >
> > int unmap_and_move()
> > {
> > charge = mem_cgroup_prepare_migration(xxx);
> > ..
> > BUG_ON(charge); <-- BUG if it is charged?
> > ..
> > uncharge:
> > if (!charge) <-- why do we have to uncharge !charge?
> > mem_group_end_migration(xxx);
> > ..
> > }
> >
> > 'charge' local variable isn't good. How about changing "uncharge" or whatever?
> hmm, I agree that current code seems a bit confusing, but I can't think of
> better name to imply the result of 'charge'.
>
> And considering more, I can't understand why we need to check "if (!charge)"
> before mem_cgroup_end_migration() becase it must be always true and, IMHO,
> mem_cgroup_end_migration() should do all necesarry checks to avoid double uncharge.

ok, please remove it.
Before this commit, http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=01b1ae63c2270cbacfd43fea94578c17950eb548;hp=bced0520fe462bb94021dcabd32e99630c171be2

"mem" is not passed as argument and this was the reason for the vairable "charge".

We can check "charge is in moving" by checking "mem == NULL".


> So, I think this local variable can be removed completely.
>
> rc = mem_cgroup_prepare_migration(..);
> if (rc == -ENOMEM)
> goto unlock;
> BUG_ON(rc);
> ..
> uncharge:
> mem_cgroup_end_migration(..);
>
> KAMEZAWA-san, what do you think ?
>

seems ok.

Thanks,
-Kame



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