[PATCH 0/5] Handle oom bypass more gracefully

From: Michal Hocko
Date: Thu May 26 2016 - 08:41:07 EST

the following 6 patches should put some order to very rare cases of
mm shared between processes and make the paths which bypass the oom
killer oom reapable and so much more reliable finally. Even though mm
shared outside of threadgroup is rare (either use_mm by kernel threads
or exotic clone(CLONE_VM) without CLONE_THREAD resp. CLONE_SIGHAND) it
makes the current oom killer logic quite hard to follow and evaluate. It
is possible to select an oom victim which shares the mm with unkillable
process or bypass the oom killer even when other processes sharing the
mm are still alive and other weird cases.

Patch 1 optimizes oom_kill_task to skip the costly process
iteration when the current oom victim is not sharing mm with other
processes. Patch 2 is a clean up of oom_score_adj handling and a
preparatory work. Patch 3 enforces oom_adj_score to be consistent
between processes sharing the mm to behave consistently with the regular
thread groups. Patch 4 tries to handle vforked tasks better in the oom
path, patch 5 ensures that all tasks sharing the mm are killed and
finally patch 6 should guarantee that task_will_free_mem will always
imply reapable bypass of the oom killer.

The patchset is based on the current mmotm tree (mmotm-2016-05-23-16-51).
I would really appreciate a deep review as this area is full of land
mines but I hope I've made the code much cleaner with less kludges.

I am CCing Oleg (sorry I know you hate this code) but I would feel much
better if you double checked my assumptions about locking and vfork

Michal Hocko (6):
mm, oom: do not loop over all tasks if there are no external tasks sharing mm
proc, oom_adj: extract oom_score_adj setting into a helper
mm, oom_adj: make sure processes sharing mm have same view of oom_score_adj
mm, oom: skip over vforked tasks
mm, oom: kill all tasks sharing the mm
mm, oom: fortify task_will_free_mem

fs/proc/base.c | 168 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------------------
include/linux/mm.h | 2 +
include/linux/oom.h | 72 ++++++++++++++++++++--
mm/memcontrol.c | 4 +-
mm/oom_kill.c | 96 ++++++++++--------------------
5 files changed, 196 insertions(+), 146 deletions(-)