oom, memcg: fix exclusion of memcg threads after they have detached their mm
David Rientjes [Fri, 13 Jan 2012 01:18:52 +0000 (17:18 -0800)]
The oom killer relies on logic that identifies threads that have already
been oom killed when scanning the tasklist and, if found, deferring
until such threads have exited.  This is done by checking for any
candidate threads that have the TIF_MEMDIE bit set.

For memcg ooms, candidate threads are first found by calling
task_in_mem_cgroup() since the oom killer should not defer if there's an
oom killed thread in another memcg.

Unfortunately, task_in_mem_cgroup() excludes threads if they have
detached their mm in the process of exiting so TIF_MEMDIE is never
detected for such conditions.  This is different for global, mempolicy,
and cpuset oom conditions where a detached mm is only excluded after
checking for TIF_MEMDIE and deferring, if necessary, in

The fix is to return true if a task has a detached mm but is still in
the memcg or its hierarchy that is currently oom.  This will allow the
oom killer to appropriately defer rather than kill unnecessarily or, in
the worst case, panic the machine if nothing else is available to kill.

Signed-off-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Acked-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
Cc: Balbir Singh <bsingharora@gmail.com>
Acked-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>


index 2a1f784..7bc3070 100644 (file)
@@ -1238,10 +1238,21 @@ int task_in_mem_cgroup(struct task_struct *task, const struct mem_cgroup *memcg)
        struct task_struct *p;
        p = find_lock_task_mm(task);
-       if (!p)
-               return 0;
-       curr = try_get_mem_cgroup_from_mm(p->mm);
-       task_unlock(p);
+       if (p) {
+               curr = try_get_mem_cgroup_from_mm(p->mm);
+               task_unlock(p);
+       } else {
+               /*
+                * All threads may have already detached their mm's, but the oom
+                * killer still needs to detect if they have already been oom
+                * killed to prevent needlessly killing additional tasks.
+                */
+               task_lock(task);
+               curr = mem_cgroup_from_task(task);
+               if (curr)
+                       css_get(&curr->css);
+               task_unlock(task);
+       }
        if (!curr)
                return 0;