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SubjectRe: 2.6.39-rc4+: Kernel leaking memory during FS scanning, regression?
On Wed, 27 April 2011 Bruno Prémont wrote:
> On Wed, 27 April 2011 Bruno Prémont wrote:
> > On Wed, 27 Apr 2011 00:28:37 +0200 (CEST) Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > > Also please apply the patch below and check, whether the printk shows
> > > up in your dmesg.
> >
> > > Index: linux-2.6-tip/kernel/sched_rt.c
> > > ===================================================================
> > > --- linux-2.6-tip.orig/kernel/sched_rt.c
> > > +++ linux-2.6-tip/kernel/sched_rt.c
> > > @@ -609,6 +609,7 @@ static int sched_rt_runtime_exceeded(str
> > >
> > > if (rt_rq->rt_time > runtime) {
> > > rt_rq->rt_throttled = 1;
> > > + printk_once(KERN_WARNING "sched: RT throttling activated\n");
>
> This gun is triggering right before RCU-managed slabs start piling up as
> visible under slabtop so chances are it's at least a related!

Letting the machine idle (except running collectd and slabtop) scheduler
suddenly decided to restart giving rcu_kthread CPU cycles (after two hours
or so! if I read my statistics graphs correctly)

While looking at lkml during the above 2 hours I stumbled across this (the
patch of which doesn't help in my case) which looked possibly related.
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1129614

Bruno
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