Re: bug in memcg oom-killer results in a hung syscall in another process in the same cgroup
From: Michal Hocko
Date: Mon Jul 11 2016 - 02:41:59 EST
On Sat 09-07-16 16:49:32, Shayan Pooya wrote:
> I came across the following issue in kernel 3.16 (Ubuntu 14.04) which
> was then reproduced in kernels 4.4 LTS:
> After a couple of of memcg oom-kills in a cgroup, a syscall in
> *another* process in the same cgroup hangs indefinitely.
> # mkdir -p strace_run
> # mkdir /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/1
> # echo 1073741824 > /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/1/memory.limit_in_bytes
> # echo 0 > /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/1/memory.swappiness
> # for i in $(seq 1000); do ./call-mem-hog
> /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/1/cgroup.procs & done
> Where call-mem-hog is:
> set -ex
> echo $$ > $1
> echo "Adding $$ to $1"
> strace -ff -tt ./mem-hog 2> strace_run/$$
> Initially I thought it was a userspace bug in dash as it only happened
> with /bin/sh (which points to dash) and not with bash. I see the
> following hanging processes:
> USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND
> root 20999 0.0 0.0 4508 100 pts/6 S 16:28 0:00
> /bin/sh ./call-mem-hog /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/1/cgroup.procs
> However, when using strace, I noticed that sometimes there is actually
> a mem-hog process hanging on sbrk syscall (Of course the
> memory.oom_control is 0 and this is not expected).
> Sending an ABRT signal to the waiting strace process then resulted in
> the mem-hog process getting oom-killed by the kernel.
Could you post the stack trace of the hung oom victim? Also could you
post the full kernel log?