lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2017]   [Nov]   [14]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: Allocation failure of ring buffer for trace
On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 10:39:19AM -0500, YASUAKI ISHIMATSU wrote:
>
>
> On 11/14/2017 06:46 AM, Mel Gorman wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 12:48:36PM -0500, YASUAKI ISHIMATSU wrote:
> >> When using trace_buf_size= boot option, memory allocation of ring buffer
> >> for trace fails as follows:
> >>
> >> [ ] x86: Booting SMP configuration:
> >> <SNIP>
> >>
> >> In my server, there are 384 CPUs, 512 GB memory and 8 nodes. And
> >> "trace_buf_size=100M" is set.
> >>
> >> When using trace_buf_size=100M, kernel allocates 100 MB memory
> >> per CPU before calling free_are_init_core(). Kernel tries to
> >> allocates 38.4GB (100 MB * 384 CPU) memory. But available memory
> >> at this time is about 16GB (2 GB * 8 nodes) due to the following commit:
> >>
> >> 3a80a7fa7989 ("mm: meminit: initialise a subset of struct pages
> >> if CONFIG_DEFERRED_STRUCT_PAGE_INIT is set")
> >>
> >
> > 1. What is the use case for such a large trace buffer being allocated at
> > boot time?
>
> I'm not sure the use case. I found the following commit log:
>
> commit 864b9a393dcb5aed09b8fd31b9bbda0fdda99374
> Author: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
> Date: Fri Jun 2 14:46:49 2017 -0700
>
> mm: consider memblock reservations for deferred memory initialization sizing
>
> So I thought similar memory exhaustion may occurs on other boot option.
> And I reproduced the issue.
>

That was different, it was a premature OOM caused by reservations that
were of a known size. It's not related to trace_buf_size in any fashion.

>
> > 2. Is disabling CONFIG_DEFERRED_STRUCT_PAGE_INIT at compile time an
> > option for you given that it's a custom-built kernel and not a
> > distribution kernel?
>
> The issue also occurred on distribution kernels. So we have to fix the issue.
>

I'm aware of now bugs against a distribution kernel. However, does the
patch work for you?

--
Mel Gorman
SUSE Labs

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2017-11-14 16:54    [W:0.051 / U:1.696 seconds]
©2003-2017 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site