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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: SLAB Out-of-memory diagnostics
On Fri, 2 Mar 2012, Rafael Aquini wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 05:26:07PM -0800, David Rientjes wrote:
> > On Wed, 29 Feb 2012, Rafael Aquini wrote:
> >
> > > Following the example at mm/slub.c, add out-of-memory diagnostics to the SLAB
> > > allocator to help on debugging OOM conditions. This patch also adds a new
> > > sysctl, 'oom_dump_slabs_forced', that overrides the effect of __GFP_NOWARN page
> > > allocation flag and forces the kernel to report every slab allocation failure.
> > >
> > > An example print out looks like this:
> > >
> > > <snip page allocator out-of-memory message>
> > > SLAB: Unable to allocate memory on node 0 (gfp=0x11200)
> > > cache: bio-0, object size: 192, order: 0
> > > node0: slabs: 3/3, objs: 60/60, free: 0
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Rafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com>
> >
> > I like it, except for the addition of the sysctl. __GFP_NOWARN is used
> > for a reason, usually because whatever is allocating memory can gracefully
> > handle a failure and should not be emitted to the kernel log under any
> > circumstances.
>
> Ok, I'll drop the sysctl part then. Pekka?

Yes, please.


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