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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/3] mm: kmemleak: Make the tool tolerant to struct scan_area allocation failures
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> On Oct 3, 2019, at 2:13 AM, Alexey Kardashevskiy <aik@ozlabs.ru> wrote:
>
> I came across this one while bisecting sudden drop in throughput of a 100Gbit Mellanox CX4 ethernet card in a PPC POWER9
> system, the speed dropped from 100Gbit to about 40Gbit. Bisect pointed at dba82d943177, this are the relevant config
> options:
>
> [fstn1-p1 kernel]$ grep KMEMLEAK ~/pbuild/kernel-le-4g/.config
> CONFIG_HAVE_DEBUG_KMEMLEAK=y
> CONFIG_DEBUG_KMEMLEAK=y
> CONFIG_DEBUG_KMEMLEAK_EARLY_LOG_SIZE=16000
> # CONFIG_DEBUG_KMEMLEAK_TEST is not set
> # CONFIG_DEBUG_KMEMLEAK_DEFAULT_OFF is not set
> CONFIG_DEBUG_KMEMLEAK_AUTO_SCAN=y
>
> Setting CONFIG_DEBUG_KMEMLEAK_MEM_POOL_SIZE=400 or even 4000 (this is what KMEMLEAK_EARLY_LOG_SIZE is now in the master)
> produces soft lockups on the recent upstream (sha1 a3c0e7b1fe1f):
>
> [c000001fde64fb60] [c000000000c24ed4] _raw_write_unlock_irqrestore+0x54/0x70
> [c000001fde64fb90] [c0000000004117e4] find_and_remove_object+0xa4/0xd0
> [c000001fde64fbe0] [c000000000411c74] delete_object_full+0x24/0x50
> [c000001fde64fc00] [c000000000411d28] __kmemleak_do_cleanup+0x88/0xd0
> [c000001fde64fc40] [c00000000012a1a4] process_one_work+0x374/0x6a0
> [c000001fde64fd20] [c00000000012a548] worker_thread+0x78/0x5a0
> [c000001fde64fdb0] [c000000000135508] kthread+0x198/0x1a0
> [c000001fde64fe20] [c00000000000b980] ret_from_kernel_thread+0x5c/0x7c
>
> KMEMLEAK_EARLY_LOG_SIZE=8000 works but slow.
>
> Interestingly KMEMLEAK_EARLY_LOG_SIZE=400 on dba82d943177 still worked and I saw my 100Gbit. Disabling KMEMLEAK also
> fixes the speed (apparently).
>
> Is that something expected? Thanks,

It is expected that a debug option like this will make the system slower.
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