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Subject[RFC] log out-of-virtual-memory events
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I'm looking for a way to keep track of the processes that fail to allocate new
virtual memory. What do you think about the following approach (untested)?

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Print informations about the processes that fail to allocate virtual memory.

Signed-off-by: Andrea Righi <a.righi@cineca.it>

diff -urpN linux-2.6.21/mm/mmap.c linux-2.6.21-vm-log-enomem/mm/mmap.c
--- linux-2.6.21/mm/mmap.c 2007-04-26 05:08:32.000000000 +0200
+++ linux-2.6.21-vm-log-enomem/mm/mmap.c 2007-05-17 18:05:39.000000000 +0200
@@ -77,6 +77,26 @@ int sysctl_max_map_count __read_mostly =
atomic_t vm_committed_space = ATOMIC_INIT(0);

/*
+ * Print current process informations when it fails to allocate new virtual
+ * memory.
+ */
+static inline void log_vm_enomem(void)
+{
+ unsigned long total_vm = 0;
+ struct mm_struct *mm;
+
+ task_lock(current);
+ mm = current->mm;
+ if (mm)
+ total_vm = mm->total_vm;
+ task_unlock(current);
+
+ printk(KERN_INFO
+ "out of virtual memory for process %d (%s): total_vm=%lu, uid=%d\n",
+ current->pid, current->comm, total_vm, current->uid);
+}
+
+/*
* Check that a process has enough memory to allocate a new virtual
* mapping. 0 means there is enough memory for the allocation to
* succeed and -ENOMEM implies there is not.
@@ -175,6 +195,7 @@ int __vm_enough_memory(long pages, int c
return 0;
error:
vm_unacct_memory(pages);
+ log_vm_enomem();

return -ENOMEM;
}
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