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SubjectRe: [patch 4/7 -mm] oom: badness heuristic rewrite
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> This a complete rewrite of the oom killer's badness() heuristic which is
> used to determine which task to kill in oom conditions. The goal is to
> make it as simple and predictable as possible so the results are better
> understood and we end up killing the task which will lead to the most
> memory freeing while still respecting the fine-tuning from userspace.
>
> The baseline for the heuristic is a proportion of memory that each task
> is currently using in memory plus swap compared to the amount of
> "allowable" memory. "Allowable," in this sense, means the system-wide
> resources for unconstrained oom conditions, the set of mempolicy nodes,
> the mems attached to current's cpuset, or a memory controller's limit.
> The proportion is given on a scale of 0 (never kill) to 1000 (always
> kill), roughly meaning that if a task has a badness() score of 500 that
> the task consumes approximately 50% of allowable memory resident in RAM
> or in swap space.
>
> The proportion is always relative to the amount of "allowable" memory and
> not the total amount of RAM systemwide so that mempolicies and cpusets
> may operate in isolation; they shall not need to know the true size of
> the machine on which they are running if they are bound to a specific set
> of nodes or mems, respectively.
>
> Forkbomb detection is done in a completely different way: a threshold is
> configurable from userspace to determine how many first-generation execve
> children (those with their own address spaces) a task may have before it
> is considered a forkbomb. This can be tuned by altering the value in
> /proc/sys/vm/oom_forkbomb_thres, which defaults to 1000.
>
> When a task has more than 1000 first-generation children with different
> address spaces than itself, a penalty of
>
> (average rss of children) * (# of 1st generation execve children)
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> oom_forkbomb_thres
>
> is assessed. So, for example, using the default oom_forkbomb_thres of
> 1000, the penalty is twice the average rss of all its execve children if
> there are 2000 such tasks. A task is considered to count toward the
> threshold if its total runtime is less than one second; for 1000 of such
> tasks to exist, the parent process must be forking at an extremely high
> rate either erroneously or maliciously.
>
> Even though a particular task may be designated a forkbomb and selected
> as the victim, the oom killer will still kill the 1st generation execve
> child with the highest badness() score in its place. The avoids killing
> important servers or system daemons.
>
> Root tasks are given 3% extra memory just like __vm_enough_memory()
> provides in LSMs. In the event of two tasks consuming similar amounts of
> memory, it is generally better to save root's task.
>
> Because of the change in the badness() heuristic's baseline, a change
> must also be made to the user interface used to tune it. Instead of a
> scale from -16 to +15 to indicate a bitshift on the point value given to
> a task, which was very difficult to tune accurately or with any degree of
> precision, /proc/pid/oom_adj now ranges from -1000 to +1000. That is, it
> can be used to polarize the heuristic such that certain tasks are never
> considered for oom kill while others are always considered. The value is
> added directly into the badness() score so a value of -500, for example,
> means to discount 50% of its memory consumption in comparison to other
> tasks either on the system, bound to the mempolicy, or in the cpuset.
>
> OOM_ADJUST_MIN and OOM_ADJUST_MAX have been exported to userspace since
> 2006 via include/linux/oom.h. This alters their values from -16 to -1000
> and from +15 to +1000, respectively. OOM_DISABLE is now the equivalent
> of the lowest possible value, OOM_ADJUST_MIN. Adding its value, -1000,
> to any badness score will always return 0.
>
> Although redefining these values may be controversial, it is much easier
> to understand when the units are fully understood as described above.
> In the short-term, there may be userspace breakage for tasks that
> hardcode -17 meaning OOM_DISABLE, for example, but the long-term will
> make the semantics much easier to understand and oom killing much more
> effective.

I NAK this patch as same as many other people. This patch bring to a lot of
compatibility issue. and it isn't necessary.





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