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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/4] forkbomb killer
On Fri, 25 Mar 2011 11:38:19 +0900
Minchan Kim <> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 9:04 AM, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki
> <> wrote:
> > On Thu, 24 Mar 2011 19:52:22 +0900
> > Minchan Kim <> wrote:
> > To me, the fact "the system _can_ be broken by a normal user program" is the most
> > terrible thing. With Andrey's case or make -j, a user doesn't need to be an admin.
> > I believe it's worth to pay costs.
> > (and I made this function configurable and can be turned off by sysfs.)
> >
> > And while testing Andrey's case, I used KVM finaly becasue cost of rebooting was small.
> > My development server is on other building and I need to push server's button
> > to reboot it when forkbomb happens ;)
> > In some environement, cost of rebooting is not small even if it's a development system.
> >
> Forkbomb is very rare case in normal situation but if it happens, the
> cost like reboot would be big. So we need the such facility. I agree.
> (But I don't know why others don't have a interest if it is important
> task. Maybe they are so busy due to rc1)
> Just a concern is cost.

me, too.

> The approach is we can enhance your approach to minimize the cost but
> apparently it would have a limitation.
agreed. "tracking" always costs.

> Other approach is we can provide new rescue facility.
> What I have thought is new sysrq about killing fork-bomb.
Mine works fine with Sysrq+f. But, I need to go to other building
for pushing Sysrq.....

> If we execute the new sysrq, the kernel freezes all tasks so forkbomb
> can't execute any more and kernel ready to receive the command to show
> the system state. Admin can investigate which is fork-bomb and then he
> kill the tasks. At last, admin restarts all processes with new sysrq
> and processes which received SIGKILL start to die.
> This approach offloads kernel's heuristic forkbomb detection to admin
> and avoid runtime cost in normal situation.
> I don't have any code to implement above the concept so it might be ridiculous.
> What do you think about it?
For usual user, forkbmob killer works better, rather than special console for
fatal system.

I can think of 2 similar works. One is Windows's TaskManager. You can kill tasks
with it (and I guess TaskManager is always on memory...) Another one is
"guarantee" or "preserve XXXX for special apps." which clustering guys wants for
quick server failover.

If trouble happens,
- freeze all apps other than HA apps.
- open the gate for hidden preserved resources (of memory / disks)
- do safe failover to other server.
- do necessary jobs and reboot.

So, you need to preserve some resources for recover...IOW, have to pay costs.

BTW, Sysrq/TaskManager/Failover doesn't help me, using development system via network.


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