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SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/24] mm: update_lru_size warn and reset bad lru_size
On Mon, 23 Feb 2015, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 07:51:16PM -0800, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> > Though debug kernels have a VM_BUG_ON to help protect from misaccounting
> > lru_size, non-debug kernels are liable to wrap it around: and then the
> > vast unsigned long size draws page reclaim into a loop of repeatedly
> > doing nothing on an empty list, without even a cond_resched().
> >
> > That soft lockup looks confusingly like an over-busy reclaim scenario,
> > with lots of contention on the lruvec lock in shrink_inactive_list():
> > yet has a totally different origin.
> >
> > Help differentiate with a custom warning in mem_cgroup_update_lru_size(),
> > even in non-debug kernels; and reset the size to avoid the lockup. But
> > the particular bug which suggested this change was mine alone, and since
> > fixed.
>
> Do we need this kind of check for !MEMCG kernels?

I hope we don't: I hope that the MEMCG case can be a good enough canary
to catch the issues for !MEMCG too. I thought that the !MEMCG stats were
maintained in such a different (per-cpu) way, whose batching would defeat
such checks without imposing unwelcome overhead - or am I wrong on that?

>
> > Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
> > ---
> > include/linux/mm_inline.h | 2 +-
> > mm/memcontrol.c | 24 ++++++++++++++++++++----
> > 2 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> >
> > --- thpfs.orig/include/linux/mm_inline.h 2013-11-03 15:41:51.000000000 -0800
> > +++ thpfs/include/linux/mm_inline.h 2015-02-20 19:33:25.928096883 -0800
> > @@ -35,8 +35,8 @@ static __always_inline void del_page_fro
> > struct lruvec *lruvec, enum lru_list lru)
> > {
> > int nr_pages = hpage_nr_pages(page);
> > - mem_cgroup_update_lru_size(lruvec, lru, -nr_pages);
> > list_del(&page->lru);
> > + mem_cgroup_update_lru_size(lruvec, lru, -nr_pages);
> > __mod_zone_page_state(lruvec_zone(lruvec), NR_LRU_BASE + lru, -nr_pages);
> > }
> >
> > --- thpfs.orig/mm/memcontrol.c 2015-02-08 18:54:22.000000000 -0800
> > +++ thpfs/mm/memcontrol.c 2015-02-20 19:33:25.928096883 -0800
> > @@ -1296,22 +1296,38 @@ out:
> > * @lru: index of lru list the page is sitting on
> > * @nr_pages: positive when adding or negative when removing
> > *
> > - * This function must be called when a page is added to or removed from an
> > - * lru list.
> > + * This function must be called under lruvec lock, just before a page is added
> > + * to or just after a page is removed from an lru list (that ordering being so
> > + * as to allow it to check that lru_size 0 is consistent with list_empty).
> > */
> > void mem_cgroup_update_lru_size(struct lruvec *lruvec, enum lru_list lru,
> > int nr_pages)
> > {
> > struct mem_cgroup_per_zone *mz;
> > unsigned long *lru_size;
> > + long size;
> > + bool empty;
> >
> > if (mem_cgroup_disabled())
> > return;
> >
> > mz = container_of(lruvec, struct mem_cgroup_per_zone, lruvec);
> > lru_size = mz->lru_size + lru;
> > - *lru_size += nr_pages;
> > - VM_BUG_ON((long)(*lru_size) < 0);
> > + empty = list_empty(lruvec->lists + lru);
> > +
> > + if (nr_pages < 0)
> > + *lru_size += nr_pages;
> > +
> > + size = *lru_size;
> > + if (WARN(size < 0 || empty != !size,
> > + "mem_cgroup_update_lru_size(%p, %d, %d): lru_size %ld but %sempty\n",
> > + lruvec, lru, nr_pages, size, empty ? "" : "not ")) {
>
> Formatting can be unscrewed this way:
>
> if (WARN(size < 0 || empty != !size,
> "%s(%p, %d, %d): lru_size %ld but %sempty\n",
> __func__, lruvec, lru, nr_pages, size, empty ? "" : "not ")) {

Indeed, thanks. Greg Thelen had made the same suggestion for a different
reason, I just didn't get to incorporate it this time around, but will do
better next time.

I don't expect to be reposting the whole series very soon, unless
someone asks for it: I think migration and recovery ought to be
supported before reposting. But I might send a mini-series of
this and the other preparatory patches, maybe.

>
> > + VM_BUG_ON(1);
> > + *lru_size = 0;
> > + }
> > +
> > + if (nr_pages > 0)
> > + *lru_size += nr_pages;
> > }
> >
> > bool mem_cgroup_is_descendant(struct mem_cgroup *memcg, struct mem_cgroup *root)
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> --
> Kirill A. Shutemov


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