Re: [RFC 1/3] mm, oom: refactor oom detection

From: Michal Hocko
Date: Fri Oct 30 2015 - 06:18:26 EST

On Fri 30-10-15 18:41:30, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
> >>So, now, 0-order page allocation may fail in a OOM situation ?
> >
> >No they don't normally and this patch doesn't change the logic here.
> >
> I understand your patch doesn't change the behavior.
> Looking into __alloc_pages_may_oom(), *did_some_progress is finally set by
> if (out_of_memory(&oc) || WARN_ON_ONCE(gfp_mask & __GFP_NOFAIL))
> *did_some_progress = 1;
> ...depends on out_of_memory() return value.
> Now, allocation may fail if oom-killer is disabled.... Isn't it complicated ?

Yes and there shouldn't be any allocations after OOM killer has been
disabled. The userspace is already frozen and there shouldn't be any
other memory activity.

> Shouldn't we have
> goto retry;
> here ?

How could we move on during the suspend if the reclaim doesn't proceed
and we cannot really kill anything to free up memory resources. We are
simply past the moment any userspace can be woken up. Anyway this is
tangent to this particular patch series.

Michal Hocko
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