[PATCH 0/2 v6] oom: capture unreclaimable slab info in oom message when kernel panic

From: Yang Shi
Date: Fri Sep 22 2017 - 15:52:56 EST

Recently we ran into a oom issue, kernel panic due to no killable process.
The dmesg shows huge unreclaimable slabs used almost 100% memory, but kdump doesn't capture vmcore due to some reason.

So, it may sound better to capture unreclaimable slab info in oom message when kernel panic to aid trouble shooting and cover the corner case.
Since kernel already panic, so capturing more information sounds worthy and doesn't bother normal oom killer.

With the patchset, tools/vm/slabinfo has a new option, "-U", to show unreclaimable slab only.

And, oom will print all non zero (num_objs * size != 0) unreclaimable slabs in oom killer message.

For details, please see the commit log for each commit.

Changelog v5 -> v6:
* Fixed a checkpatch.pl warning for patch #2, zero error and warning for both patches

Changelog v4 -> v5:
* Solved the comments from David
* Build test SLABINFO = n

Changelog v3 -> v4:
* Solved the comments from David
* Added Davidâs Acked-by in patch 1

Changelog v2 -> v3:
* Show used size and total size of each kmem cache per Davidâs comment

Changelog v1 -> v2:
* Removed the original patch 1 (âmm: slab: output reclaimable flag in /proc/slabinfoâ) since Christoph suggested it might break the compatibility and /proc/slabinfo is legacy
* Added Christophâs Acked-by
* Removed acquiring slab_mutex per Tetsuoâs comment

Yang Shi (2):
tools: slabinfo: add "-U" option to show unreclaimable slabs only
mm: oom: show unreclaimable slab info when kernel panic

mm/oom_kill.c | 3 +++
mm/slab.h | 8 ++++++++
mm/slab_common.c | 29 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
tools/vm/slabinfo.c | 11 ++++++++++-
4 files changed, 50 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)