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Subject[48/70] vmscan: all_unreclaimable() use zone->all_unreclaimable as a name
2.6.38-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

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From: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>

commit 929bea7c714220fc76ce3f75bef9056477c28e74 upstream.

all_unreclaimable check in direct reclaim has been introduced at 2.6.19
by following commit.

2006 Sep 25; commit 408d8544; oom: use unreclaimable info

And it went through strange history. firstly, following commit broke
the logic unintentionally.

2008 Apr 29; commit a41f24ea; page allocator: smarter retry of
costly-order allocations

Two years later, I've found obvious meaningless code fragment and
restored original intention by following commit.

2010 Jun 04; commit bb21c7ce; vmscan: fix do_try_to_free_pages()
return value when priority==0

But, the logic didn't works when 32bit highmem system goes hibernation
and Minchan slightly changed the algorithm and fixed it .

2010 Sep 22: commit d1908362: vmscan: check all_unreclaimable
in direct reclaim path

But, recently, Andrey Vagin found the new corner case. Look,

struct zone {
..
int all_unreclaimable;
..
unsigned long pages_scanned;
..
}

zone->all_unreclaimable and zone->pages_scanned are neigher atomic
variables nor protected by lock. Therefore zones can become a state of
zone->page_scanned=0 and zone->all_unreclaimable=1. In this case, current
all_unreclaimable() return false even though zone->all_unreclaimabe=1.

This resulted in the kernel hanging up when executing a loop of the form

1. fork
2. mmap
3. touch memory
4. read memory
5. munmmap

as described in
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/linux/kernel/1348725#1348725

Is this ignorable minor issue? No. Unfortunately, x86 has very small dma
zone and it become zone->all_unreclamble=1 easily. and if it become
all_unreclaimable=1, it never restore all_unreclaimable=0. Why? if
all_unreclaimable=1, vmscan only try DEF_PRIORITY reclaim and
a-few-lru-pages>>DEF_PRIORITY always makes 0. that mean no page scan at
all!

Eventually, oom-killer never works on such systems. That said, we can't
use zone->pages_scanned for this purpose. This patch restore
all_unreclaimable() use zone->all_unreclaimable as old. and in addition,
to add oom_killer_disabled check to avoid reintroduce the issue of commit
d1908362 ("vmscan: check all_unreclaimable in direct reclaim path").

Reported-by: Andrey Vagin <avagin@openvz.org>
Signed-off-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Cc: Nick Piggin <npiggin@kernel.dk>
Reviewed-by: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com>
Reviewed-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
Acked-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

---
mm/vmscan.c | 24 +++++++++++++-----------
1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

--- a/mm/vmscan.c
+++ b/mm/vmscan.c
@@ -41,6 +41,7 @@
#include <linux/memcontrol.h>
#include <linux/delayacct.h>
#include <linux/sysctl.h>
+#include <linux/oom.h>

#include <asm/tlbflush.h>
#include <asm/div64.h>
@@ -1988,17 +1989,12 @@ static bool zone_reclaimable(struct zone
return zone->pages_scanned < zone_reclaimable_pages(zone) * 6;
}

-/*
- * As hibernation is going on, kswapd is freezed so that it can't mark
- * the zone into all_unreclaimable. It can't handle OOM during hibernation.
- * So let's check zone's unreclaimable in direct reclaim as well as kswapd.
- */
+/* All zones in zonelist are unreclaimable? */
static bool all_unreclaimable(struct zonelist *zonelist,
struct scan_control *sc)
{
struct zoneref *z;
struct zone *zone;
- bool all_unreclaimable = true;

for_each_zone_zonelist_nodemask(zone, z, zonelist,
gfp_zone(sc->gfp_mask), sc->nodemask) {
@@ -2006,13 +2002,11 @@ static bool all_unreclaimable(struct zon
continue;
if (!cpuset_zone_allowed_hardwall(zone, GFP_KERNEL))
continue;
- if (zone_reclaimable(zone)) {
- all_unreclaimable = false;
- break;
- }
+ if (!zone->all_unreclaimable)
+ return false;
}

- return all_unreclaimable;
+ return true;
}

/*
@@ -2108,6 +2102,14 @@ out:
if (sc->nr_reclaimed)
return sc->nr_reclaimed;

+ /*
+ * As hibernation is going on, kswapd is freezed so that it can't mark
+ * the zone into all_unreclaimable. Thus bypassing all_unreclaimable
+ * check.
+ */
+ if (oom_killer_disabled)
+ return 0;
+
/* top priority shrink_zones still had more to do? don't OOM, then */
if (scanning_global_lru(sc) && !all_unreclaimable(zonelist, sc))
return 1;



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