mm: fix Committed_AS underflow on large NR_CPUS environment
authorKOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Thu, 30 Apr 2009 22:08:51 +0000 (15:08 -0700)
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Sat, 2 May 2009 22:36:10 +0000 (15:36 -0700)
commit00a62ce91e554198ef28234c91c36f850f5a3bc9
tree367ef134219deef91903c3fa0eb108c13658f2c7
parent0763ed2355198cdef2f6a2098e9d52eb1fe4365d
mm: fix Committed_AS underflow on large NR_CPUS environment

The Committed_AS field can underflow in certain situations:

>         # while true; do cat /proc/meminfo  | grep _AS; sleep 1; done | uniq -c
>               1 Committed_AS: 18446744073709323392 kB
>              11 Committed_AS: 18446744073709455488 kB
>               6 Committed_AS:    35136 kB
>               5 Committed_AS: 18446744073709454400 kB
>               7 Committed_AS:    35904 kB
>               3 Committed_AS: 18446744073709453248 kB
>               2 Committed_AS:    34752 kB
>               9 Committed_AS: 18446744073709453248 kB
>               8 Committed_AS:    34752 kB
>               3 Committed_AS: 18446744073709320960 kB
>               7 Committed_AS: 18446744073709454080 kB
>               3 Committed_AS: 18446744073709320960 kB
>               5 Committed_AS: 18446744073709454080 kB
>               6 Committed_AS: 18446744073709320960 kB

Because NR_CPUS can be greater than 1000 and meminfo_proc_show() does
not check for underflow.

But NR_CPUS proportional isn't good calculation.  In general,
possibility of lock contention is proportional to the number of online
cpus, not theorical maximum cpus (NR_CPUS).

The current kernel has generic percpu-counter stuff.  using it is right
way.  it makes code simplify and percpu_counter_read_positive() don't
make underflow issue.

Reported-by: Dave Hansen <dave@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Cc: Eric B Munson <ebmunson@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: <stable@kernel.org> [All kernel versions]
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
fs/proc/meminfo.c
include/linux/mman.h
mm/mmap.c
mm/nommu.c
mm/swap.c