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Subject[PATCH v2 0/5] Fix oom killer doesn't work at all if system have > gigabytes memory (aka CAI founded issue)

CAI Qian reported current oom logic doesn't work at all on his 16GB RAM
machine. oom killer killed all system daemon at first and his system
stopped responding.

The brief log is below.

> Out of memory: Kill process 1175 (dhclient) score 1 or sacrifice child
> Out of memory: Kill process 1247 (rsyslogd) score 1 or sacrifice child
> Out of memory: Kill process 1284 (irqbalance) score 1 or sacrifice child
> Out of memory: Kill process 1303 (rpcbind) score 1 or sacrifice child
> Out of memory: Kill process 1321 (rpc.statd) score 1 or sacrifice child
> Out of memory: Kill process 1333 (mdadm) score 1 or sacrifice child
> Out of memory: Kill process 1365 (rpc.idmapd) score 1 or sacrifice child
> Out of memory: Kill process 1403 (dbus-daemon) score 1 or sacrifice child
> Out of memory: Kill process 1438 (acpid) score 1 or sacrifice child
> Out of memory: Kill process 1447 (hald) score 1 or sacrifice child
> Out of memory: Kill process 1447 (hald) score 1 or sacrifice child
> Out of memory: Kill process 1487 (hald-addon-inpu) score 1 or sacrifice child
> Out of memory: Kill process 1488 (hald-addon-acpi) score 1 or sacrifice child
> Out of memory: Kill process 1507 (automount) score 1 or sacrifice child


The problems are three.

1) if two processes have the same oom score, we should kill younger process.
but current logic kill older. Typically oldest processes are system daemons.
2) Current logic use 'unsigned int' for internal score calculation. (exactly says,
it only use 0-1000 value). its very low precision calculation makes a lot of
same oom score and kill an ineligible process.
3) Current logic give 3% of SystemRAM to root processes. It obviously too big
if you have plenty memory. Now, your fork-bomb processes have 500MB OOM immune
bonus. then your fork-bomb never ever be killed.


KOSAKI Motohiro (5):
oom: improve dump_tasks() show items
oom: kill younger process first
oom: oom-killer don't use proportion of system-ram internally
oom: don't kill random process
oom: merge oom_kill_process() with oom_kill_task()

fs/proc/base.c | 13 ++-
include/linux/oom.h | 10 +--
include/linux/sched.h | 11 +++
mm/oom_kill.c | 201 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++----------------------
4 files changed, 135 insertions(+), 100 deletions(-)
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1.7.3.1




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