Re: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#8 stuck for 22s!

From: Don Morris
Date: Mon Nov 04 2013 - 12:33:18 EST

On 11/04/2013 12:04 PM, Mel Gorman wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 01:29:22PM -0400, Don Morris wrote:
>> Greetings, all.
>> Just wanted to drop this out there to see if it rang any bells.
>> I've been getting a soft lockup (numad thread stuck on a cpu
>> while attempting to attach a task to a cgroup) for a while now,
>> but I thought it was only happening when I applied Mel Gorman's
>> set of AutoNUMA patches.
> This maybe?

Certainly would make sense. My appreciation for taking a look
at it.

I happen to be on the road today, however -- and away from the
reproduction environment. I'll give it a shot tomorrow morning
and either let you know if it fixes things or report the sysrq-t
output you requested.

Again, my thanks!
Don Morris

> ---8<---
> mm: memcontrol: Release css_set_lock when aborting an OOM scan
> css_task_iter_start acquires the css_set_lock and it must be released with
> a call to css_task_iter_end. Commmit 9cbb78bb (mm, memcg: introduce own
> oom handler to iterate only over its own threads) introduced a loop that
> was not guaranteed to call css_task_iter_end.
> Cc: stable <stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@xxxxxxx>
> diff --git a/mm/memcontrol.c b/mm/memcontrol.c
> index 5ef8929..941f67d 100644
> --- a/mm/memcontrol.c
> +++ b/mm/memcontrol.c
> @@ -1795,6 +1795,7 @@ static void mem_cgroup_out_of_memory(struct mem_cgroup *memcg, gfp_t gfp_mask,
> mem_cgroup_iter_break(memcg, iter);
> if (chosen)
> put_task_struct(chosen);
> + css_task_iter_end(&it);
> return;
> case OOM_SCAN_OK:
> break;
> .

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