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SubjectRe: [v4 2/4] mm, oom: cgroup-aware OOM killer
On Tue, Aug 08, 2017 at 04:06:38PM -0700, David Rientjes wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Aug 2017, Roman Gushchin wrote:
> > > To the rest of the patch. I have to say I do not quite like how it is
> > > implemented. I was hoping for something much simpler which would hook
> > > into oom_evaluate_task. If a task belongs to a memcg with kill-all flag
> > > then we would update the cumulative memcg badness (more specifically the
> > > badness of the topmost parent with kill-all flag). Memcg will then
> > > compete with existing self contained tasks (oom_badness will have to
> > > tell whether points belong to a task or a memcg to allow the caller to
> > > deal with it). But it shouldn't be much more complex than that.
> >
> > I'm not sure, it will be any simpler. Basically I'm doing the same:
> > the difference is that you want to iterate over tasks and for each
> > task traverse the memcg tree, update per-cgroup oom score and find
> > the corresponding memcg(s) with the kill-all flag. I'm doing the opposite:
> > traverse the cgroup tree, and for each leaf cgroup iterate over processes.
> >
> > Also, please note, that even without the kill-all flag the decision is made
> > on per-cgroup level (except tasks in the root cgroup).
> >
> I think your implementation is preferred and is actually quite simple to
> follow, and I would encourage you to follow through with it. It has a
> similar implementation to what we have done for years to kill a process
> from a leaf memcg.

Hi David!

Thank you for the support.

> I did notice that oom_kill_memcg_victim() calls directly into
> __oom_kill_process(), however, so we lack the traditional oom killer
> output that shows memcg usage and potential tasklist. I think we should
> still be dumping this information to the kernel log so that we can see a
> breakdown of charged memory.

I think the existing output is too verbose for the case, when we kill
a cgroup with many processes inside. But I absolutely agree, that we need
some debug output, I'll add it in v5.


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