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SubjectRe: mm, vmscan: commit makes PAE kernel crash nightly (bisected)
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On Fri, 2017-02-03 at 18:36 -0600, Trevor Cordes wrote:
> On 2017-02-01 Michal Hocko wrote:
> > On Wed 01-02-17 03:29:28, Trevor Cordes wrote:
> > > On 2017-01-30 Michal Hocko wrote:  
> >
> > [...]
> > > > Testing with Valinall rc6 released just yesterday would be a
> > > > good
> > > > fit. There are some more fixes sitting on mmotm on top and
> > > > maybe
> > > > we want some of them in finall 4.10. Anyway all those pending
> > > > changes should be merged in the next merge window - aka 4.11  
> > >
> > > After 30 hours of running vanilla 4.10.0-rc6, the box started to
> > > go
> > > bonkers at 3am, so vanilla does not fix the bug :-(  But, the bug
> > > hit differently this time, the box just bogged down like crazy
> > > and
> > > gave really weird top output.  Starting nano would take 10s, then
> > > would run full speed, then when saving a file would take 5s.
> > > Starting any prog not in cache took equally as long.  
> >
> > Could you try with to_test/linus-tree/oom_hickups branch on the
> > same
> > git tree? I have cherry-picked "mm, vmscan: consider eligible zones
> > in
> > get_scan_count" which might be the missing part.
>
> I ran to_test/linus-tree/oom_hickups branch (4.10.0-rc6+) for 50
> hours
> and it does NOT have the bug!  No problems at all so far.
>
> So I think whatever to_test/linus-tree/oom_hickups has that since-4.9
> has that vanilla 4.10-rc6 does *not* have is indeed the fix.
>
> For my reference, and I know you guys aren't distro-specific, what is
> the best way to get this fix into Fedora 24 (currently 4.9)?  Can it
> be
> backported or made as a patch they can apply to 4.9?  Or 4.10?

The best way would be to open a Fedora bug, and CC me on it :)

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