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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: terminate shrink_slab loop if signal is pending
On Thu 07-12-17 18:52:23, Sergey Senozhatsky wrote:
> On (12/06/17 11:20), Suren Baghdasaryan wrote:
> > Slab shrinkers can be quite time consuming and when signal
> > is pending they can delay handling of the signal. If fatal
> > signal is pending there is no point in shrinking that process
> > since it will be killed anyway. This change checks for pending
> > fatal signals inside shrink_slab loop and if one is detected
> > terminates this loop early.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Suren Baghdasaryan <surenb@google.com>
> > ---
> > mm/vmscan.c | 7 +++++++
> > 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/mm/vmscan.c b/mm/vmscan.c
> > index c02c850ea349..69296528ff33 100644
> > --- a/mm/vmscan.c
> > +++ b/mm/vmscan.c
> > @@ -486,6 +486,13 @@ static unsigned long shrink_slab(gfp_t gfp_mask, int nid,
> > .memcg = memcg,
> > };
> >
> > + /*
> > + * We are about to die and free our memory.
> > + * Stop shrinking which might delay signal handling.
> > + */
> > + if (unlikely(fatal_signal_pending(current))
>
> - if (unlikely(fatal_signal_pending(current))
> + if (unlikely(fatal_signal_pending(current)))

Heh, well, spotted. This begs a question how this has been tested, if at
all?
--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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