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SubjectRe: INFO: task can't die in shrink_inactive_list (2)
On Fri, 5 Feb 2021, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
>
> Hugh, did you get a chance to test this?

'fraid not: since I was unable to reproduce the problem,
I did not try running with your suggested fix at all:
hoped someone who could reproduce the problem might.

Hugh

>
> On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 08:33:44PM +0000, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 11:56:36AM -0800, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> > > On Mon, 23 Nov 2020, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > > On Fri, 20 Nov 2020 17:55:22 -0800 syzbot <syzbot+e5a33e700b1dd0da20a2@syzkaller.appspotmail.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hello,
> > > > >
> > > > > syzbot found the following issue on:
> > > > >
> > > > > HEAD commit: 03430750 Add linux-next specific files for 20201116
> > > > > git tree: linux-next
> > > > > console output: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/x/log.txt?x=13f80e5e500000
> > > > > kernel config: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/x/.config?x=a1c4c3f27041fdb8
> > > > > dashboard link: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/bug?extid=e5a33e700b1dd0da20a2
> > > > > compiler: gcc (GCC) 10.1.0-syz 20200507
> > > > > syz repro: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/x/repro.syz?x=12f7bc5a500000
> > > > > C reproducer: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/x/repro.c?x=10934cf2500000
> > > >
> > > > Alex, your series "per memcg lru lock" changed the vmscan code rather a
> > > > lot. Could you please take a look at that reproducer?
> > >
> > > Andrew, I promised I'd take a look at this syzreport too (though I think
> > > we're agreed by now that it has nothing to do with per-memcg lru_lock).
> > >
> > > I did try, but (unlike Alex) did not manage to get the reproducer to
> > > reproduce it. No doubt I did not try hard enough: I did rather lose
> > > interest after seeing that it appears to involve someone with
> > > CAP_SYS_ADMIN doing an absurdly large ioctl(BLKFRASET) on /dev/nullb0
> > > ("Null test block driver" enabled via CONFIG_BLK_DEV_NULL_BLK=y: that I
> > > did enable) and faulting from it: presumably triggering an absurd amount
> > > of readahead.
> > >
> > > Cc'ing Matthew since he has a particular interest in readahead, and
> > > might be inspired to make some small safe change that would fix this,
> > > and benefit realistic cases too; but on the whole it didn't look worth
> > > worrying about - or at least not by me.
> >
> > Oh, interesting. Thanks for looping me in, I hadn't looked at this one
> > at all. Building on the debugging you did, this is the interesting
> > part of the backtrace to me:
> >
> > > > > try_to_free_pages+0x29f/0x720 mm/vmscan.c:3264
> > > > > __perform_reclaim mm/page_alloc.c:4360 [inline]
> > > > > __alloc_pages_direct_reclaim mm/page_alloc.c:4381 [inline]
> > > > > __alloc_pages_slowpath.constprop.0+0x917/0x2510 mm/page_alloc.c:4785
> > > > > __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x5f0/0x730 mm/page_alloc.c:4995
> > > > > alloc_pages_current+0x191/0x2a0 mm/mempolicy.c:2271
> > > > > alloc_pages include/linux/gfp.h:547 [inline]
> > > > > __page_cache_alloc mm/filemap.c:977 [inline]
> > > > > __page_cache_alloc+0x2ce/0x360 mm/filemap.c:962
> > > > > page_cache_ra_unbounded+0x3a1/0x920 mm/readahead.c:216
> > > > > do_page_cache_ra+0xf9/0x140 mm/readahead.c:267
> > > > > do_sync_mmap_readahead mm/filemap.c:2721 [inline]
> > > > > filemap_fault+0x19d0/0x2940 mm/filemap.c:2809
> >
> > So ra_pages has been set to something ridiculously large, and as
> > a result, we call do_page_cache_ra() asking to read more memory than
> > is available in the machine. Funny thing, we actually have a function
> > to prevent this kind of situation, and it's force_page_cache_ra().
> >
> > So this might fix the problem. I only tested that it compiles. I'll
> > be happy to write up a proper changelog and sign-off for it if it works ...
> > it'd be good to get it some soak testing on a variety of different
> > workloads; changing this stuff is enormously subtle.
> >
> > As a testament to that, I think Fengguang got it wrong in commit
> > 2cbea1d3ab11 -- async_size should have been 3 * ra_pages / 4, not ra_pages
> > / 4 (because we read-behind by half the range, so we're looking for a
> > page fault to happen a quarter of the way behind this fault ...)
> >
> > This is partially Roman's fault, see commit 600e19afc5f8.
> >
> > diff --git a/mm/filemap.c b/mm/filemap.c
> > index d5e7c2029d16..43fe0f0ae3bb 100644
> > --- a/mm/filemap.c
> > +++ b/mm/filemap.c
> > @@ -2632,7 +2632,7 @@ static struct file *do_sync_mmap_readahead(struct vm_fault *vmf)
> > ra->size = ra->ra_pages;
> > ra->async_size = ra->ra_pages / 4;
> > ractl._index = ra->start;
> > - do_page_cache_ra(&ractl, ra->size, ra->async_size);
> > + force_page_cache_ra(&ractl, ra, ra->size);
> > return fpin;
> > }
> >
> > diff --git a/mm/internal.h b/mm/internal.h
> > index c43ccdddb0f6..5664b4b91340 100644
> > --- a/mm/internal.h
> > +++ b/mm/internal.h
> > @@ -49,8 +49,6 @@ void unmap_page_range(struct mmu_gather *tlb,
> > unsigned long addr, unsigned long end,
> > struct zap_details *details);
> >
> > -void do_page_cache_ra(struct readahead_control *, unsigned long nr_to_read,
> > - unsigned long lookahead_size);
> > void force_page_cache_ra(struct readahead_control *, struct file_ra_state *,
> > unsigned long nr);
> > static inline void force_page_cache_readahead(struct address_space *mapping,
> > diff --git a/mm/readahead.c b/mm/readahead.c
> > index c5b0457415be..f344c894c26a 100644
> > --- a/mm/readahead.c
> > +++ b/mm/readahead.c
> > @@ -246,7 +246,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(page_cache_ra_unbounded);
> > * behaviour which would occur if page allocations are causing VM writeback.
> > * We really don't want to intermingle reads and writes like that.
> > */
> > -void do_page_cache_ra(struct readahead_control *ractl,
> > +static void do_page_cache_ra(struct readahead_control *ractl,
> > unsigned long nr_to_read, unsigned long lookahead_size)
> > {
> > struct inode *inode = ractl->mapping->host;

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