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SubjectRe: Found the commit that causes the OOMs
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On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 6:22 PM, Mel Gorman<mel@csn.ul.ie> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 01:07:41PM +0900, Minchan Kim wrote:
>> On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 17:07:25 +0100
>> Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie> wrote:
>>
>> > On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 12:00:26AM +0900, Minchan Kim wrote:
>> > > On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 11:21 PM, David Howells<dhowells@redhat.com> wrote:
>> > > > Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com> wrote:
>> > > >
>> > > >> Sorry! This one compiles OK:
>> > > >
>> > > > Sadly that doesn't seem to work either:
>> > > >
>> > > > msgctl11 invoked oom-killer: gfp_mask=0x200da, order=0, oom_adj=0
>> > > > msgctl11 cpuset=/ mems_allowed=0
>> > > > Pid: 30858, comm: msgctl11 Not tainted 2.6.31-rc1-cachefs #146
>> > > > Call Trace:
>> > > >  [<ffffffff8107207e>] ? oom_kill_process.clone.0+0xa9/0x245
>> > > >  [<ffffffff81072345>] ? __out_of_memory+0x12b/0x142
>> > > >  [<ffffffff810723c6>] ? out_of_memory+0x6a/0x94
>> > > >  [<ffffffff81074a90>] ? __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x42e/0x51d
>> > > >  [<ffffffff81080843>] ? do_wp_page+0x2c6/0x5f5
>> > > >  [<ffffffff810820c1>] ? handle_mm_fault+0x5dd/0x62f
>> > > >  [<ffffffff81022c32>] ? do_page_fault+0x1f8/0x20d
>> > > >  [<ffffffff812e069f>] ? page_fault+0x1f/0x30
>> > > > Mem-Info:
>> > > > DMA per-cpu:
>> > > > CPU    0: hi:    0, btch:   1 usd:   0
>> > > > CPU    1: hi:    0, btch:   1 usd:   0
>> > > > DMA32 per-cpu:
>> > > > CPU    0: hi:  186, btch:  31 usd:  38
>> > > > CPU    1: hi:  186, btch:  31 usd: 106
>> > > > Active_anon:75040 active_file:0 inactive_anon:2031
>> > > >  inactive_file:0 unevictable:0 dirty:0 writeback:0 unstable:0
>> > > >  free:1951 slab:41499 mapped:301 pagetables:60674 bounce:0
>> > > > DMA free:3932kB min:60kB low:72kB high:88kB active_anon:2868kB inactive_anon:384kB active_file:0kB inactive_file:0kB unevictable:0kB present:15364kB pages_scanned:0 all_unreclaimable? no
>> > > > lowmem_reserve[]: 0 968 968 968
>> > > > DMA32 free:3872kB min:3948kB low:4932kB high:5920kB active_anon:297292kB inactive_anon:7740kB active_file:0kB inactive_file:0kB unevictable:0kB present:992032kB pages_scanned:0 all_unreclaimable? no
>> > > > lowmem_reserve[]: 0 0 0 0
>> > > > DMA: 7*4kB 0*8kB 0*16kB 0*32kB 1*64kB 0*128kB 1*256kB 1*512kB 1*1024kB 1*2048kB 0*4096kB = 3932kB
>> > > > DMA32: 500*4kB 2*8kB 0*16kB 0*32kB 1*64kB 0*128kB 1*256kB 1*512kB 1*1024kB 0*2048kB 0*4096kB = 3872kB
>> > > > 1928 total pagecache pages
>> > > > 0 pages in swap cache
>> > > > Swap cache stats: add 0, delete 0, find 0/0
>> > > > Free swap  = 0kB
>> > > > Total swap = 0kB
>> > > > 255744 pages RAM
>> > > > 5589 pages reserved
>> > > > 238251 pages shared
>> > > > 216210 pages non-shared
>> > > > Out of memory: kill process 25221 (msgctl11) score 130560 or a child
>> > > > Killed process 26379 (msgctl11)
>> > >
>> > > Totally, I can't understand this situation.
>> > > Now, this page allocation is order zero and It is just likely GFP_HIGHUSER.
>> > > So it's unlikely interrupt context.
>> >
>> > The GFP flags that are set are
>> >
>> > #define __GFP_HIGHMEM       (0x02)
>> > #define __GFP_MOVABLE       (0x08)  /* Page is movable */
>> > #define __GFP_WAIT  (0x10)  /* Can wait and reschedule? */
>> > #define __GFP_IO    (0x40)  /* Can start physical IO? */
>> > #define __GFP_FS    (0x80)  /* Can call down to low-level FS? */
>> > #define __GFP_HARDWALL   (0x20000) /* Enforce hardwall cpuset memory allocs */
>> >
>> > which are fairly permissive in terms of what action can be taken.
>> >
>> > > Buddy already has enough fallback DMA32, I think.
>> >
>> > It doesn't really. We are below the minimum watermark. It wouldn't be
>> > able to grant the allocation until a few pages had been freed.
>>
>> Yes. I missed that.
>>
>> > > Why kernel can't allocate page for order 0 ?
>> > > Is it allocator bug ?
>> > >
>> >
>> > If it is, it is not because the allocation failed as the watermarks were not
>> > being met. For this situation to be occuring, it has to be scanning the LRU
>> > lists and making no forward progress. Odd things to note;
>> >
>> > o active_anon is very large in comparison to inactive_anon. Is this
>> >   because there is no swap and they are no longer being rotated?
>>
>> Yes. My patch's intention was that.
>>
>>        commit 69c854817566db82c362797b4a6521d0b00fe1d8
>>        Author: MinChan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com>
>>        Date:   Tue Jun 16 15:32:44 2009 -0700
>>
>> > o Slab and pagetables are very large. Is slab genuinely unshrinkable?
>> >
>> > I think this system might be genuinely OOM. It can't reclaim memory and
>> > we are below the minimum watermarks.
>> >
>> > Is it possible there are pages that are counted as active_anon that in
>> > fact are reclaimable because they are on the wrong LRU list? If that was
>> > the case, the lack of rotation to inactive list would prevent them
>> > getting discovered.
>>
>> I agree.
>> One of them is that "[BUGFIX][PATCH] fix lumpy reclaim lru handiling at
>> isolate_lru_pages v2" as Kosaki already said.
>>
>> Unfortunately, David said it's not.
>> But I think your guessing make sense.
>>
>> David. Doesn't it happen OOM if you revert my patch, still?
>>
>
> In the event the OOM does not happen with the patch reverted, I suggest
> you put together a debugging patch that prints out details of all pages
> on the active_anon LRU list in the event of an OOM. The intention is to
> figure out what pages are on the active_anon list that shouldn't be.

Okay. But unfortunately, I will do it after the day after tomorrow. ;-(

> --
> Mel Gorman
> Part-time Phd Student                          Linux Technology Center
> University of Limerick                         IBM Dublin Software Lab
>



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Minchan Kim
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