oom: replace PF_OOM_ORIGIN with toggling oom_score_adj
authorDavid Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Wed, 25 May 2011 00:11:40 +0000 (17:11 -0700)
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Wed, 25 May 2011 15:39:10 +0000 (08:39 -0700)
commit72788c385604523422592249c19cba0187021e9b
tree3552a4b6ae4adb77e723d8a8d1d2669bfb04a8bb
parentc6a140bf164829769499b5e50d380893da39b29e
oom: replace PF_OOM_ORIGIN with toggling oom_score_adj

There's a kernel-wide shortage of per-process flags, so it's always
helpful to trim one when possible without incurring a significant penalty.
 It's even more important when you're planning on adding a per- process
flag yourself, which I plan to do shortly for transparent hugepages.

PF_OOM_ORIGIN is used by ksm and swapoff to prefer current since it has a
tendency to allocate large amounts of memory and should be preferred for
killing over other tasks.  We'd rather immediately kill the task making
the errant syscall rather than penalizing an innocent task.

This patch removes PF_OOM_ORIGIN since its behavior is equivalent to
setting the process's oom_score_adj to OOM_SCORE_ADJ_MAX.

The process's old oom_score_adj is stored and then set to
OOM_SCORE_ADJ_MAX during the time it used to have PF_OOM_ORIGIN.  The old
value is then reinstated when the process should no longer be considered a
high priority for oom killing.

Signed-off-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Reviewed-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Reviewed-by: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
Cc: Izik Eidus <ieidus@redhat.com>
Cc: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
include/linux/oom.h
include/linux/sched.h
mm/ksm.c
mm/oom_kill.c
mm/swapfile.c