mm: avoid reinserting isolated balloon pages into LRU lists
authorRafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com>
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:45:16 +0000 (13:45 -0700)
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Sun, 13 Oct 2013 23:08:33 +0000 (16:08 -0700)
commit009dfd4415d898150824d352905fcb80ae1de16e
tree181e60ff64328705506bf951b82b1dd1ff63c75c
parent3e1972928dc7221bbf81c138667aa5d131623dce
mm: avoid reinserting isolated balloon pages into LRU lists

commit 117aad1e9e4d97448d1df3f84b08bd65811e6d6a upstream.

Isolated balloon pages can wrongly end up in LRU lists when
migrate_pages() finishes its round without draining all the isolated
page list.

The same issue can happen when reclaim_clean_pages_from_list() tries to
reclaim pages from an isolated page list, before migration, in the CMA
path.  Such balloon page leak opens a race window against LRU lists
shrinkers that leads us to the following kernel panic:

  BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000028
  IP: [<ffffffff810c2625>] shrink_page_list+0x24e/0x897
  PGD 3cda2067 PUD 3d713067 PMD 0
  Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
  CPU: 0 PID: 340 Comm: kswapd0 Not tainted 3.12.0-rc1-22626-g4367597 #87
  Hardware name: Bochs Bochs, BIOS Bochs 01/01/2011
  RIP: shrink_page_list+0x24e/0x897
  RSP: 0000:ffff88003da499b8  EFLAGS: 00010286
  RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffff88003e82bd60 RCX: 00000000000657d5
  RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: 000000000000031f RDI: ffff88003e82bd40
  RBP: ffff88003da49ab0 R08: 0000000000000001 R09: 0000000081121a45
  R10: ffffffff81121a45 R11: ffff88003c4a9a28 R12: ffff88003e82bd40
  R13: ffff88003da0e800 R14: 0000000000000001 R15: ffff88003da49d58
  FS:  0000000000000000(0000) GS:ffff88003fc00000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
  CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
  CR2: 00000000067d9000 CR3: 000000003ace5000 CR4: 00000000000407b0
  Call Trace:
    shrink_inactive_list+0x240/0x3de
    shrink_lruvec+0x3e0/0x566
    __shrink_zone+0x94/0x178
    shrink_zone+0x3a/0x82
    balance_pgdat+0x32a/0x4c2
    kswapd+0x2f0/0x372
    kthread+0xa2/0xaa
    ret_from_fork+0x7c/0xb0
  Code: 80 7d 8f 01 48 83 95 68 ff ff ff 00 4c 89 e7 e8 5a 7b 00 00 48 85 c0 49 89 c5 75 08 80 7d 8f 00 74 3e eb 31 48 8b 80 18 01 00 00 <48> 8b 74 0d 48 8b 78 30 be 02 00 00 00 ff d2 eb
  RIP  [<ffffffff810c2625>] shrink_page_list+0x24e/0x897
   RSP <ffff88003da499b8>
  CR2: 0000000000000028
  ---[ end trace 703d2451af6ffbfd ]---
  Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception

This patch fixes the issue, by assuring the proper tests are made at
putback_movable_pages() & reclaim_clean_pages_from_list() to avoid
isolated balloon pages being wrongly reinserted in LRU lists.

[akpm@linux-foundation.org: clarify awkward comment text]
Signed-off-by: Rafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com>
Reported-by: Luiz Capitulino <lcapitulino@redhat.com>
Tested-by: Luiz Capitulino <lcapitulino@redhat.com>
Cc: Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie>
Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
include/linux/balloon_compaction.h
mm/migrate.c
mm/vmscan.c