Re: [PATCH 1/6] mm, oom: do not loop over all tasks if there are no external tasks sharing mm

From: Michal Hocko
Date: Fri May 27 2016 - 02:45:19 EST

On Fri 27-05-16 01:14:35, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
> Michal Hocko wrote:
> > On Fri 27-05-16 00:25:23, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
> > > I think that remembering whether this mm might be shared between
> > > multiple thread groups at clone() time (i.e. whether
> > > clone(CLONE_VM without CLONE_SIGHAND) was ever requested on this mm)
> > > is safe (given that that thread already got SIGKILL or is exiting).
> >
> > I was already playing with that idea but I didn't want to add anything
> > to the fork path which is really hot. This patch is not really needed
> > for the rest. It just felt like a nice optimization. I do not think it
> > is worth deeper changes in the fast paths.
> "[PATCH 6/6] mm, oom: fortify task_will_free_mem" depends on [PATCH 1/6].
> You will need to update [PATCH 6/6].
> It seems to me that [PATCH 6/6] resembles
> .
> I think we will be happy if we can speed up mm_is_reapable() test using
> "whether this mm might be shared between multiple thread groups" flag.
> I don't think updating such flag at clone() is too heavy operation to add.

It is still an operation which is not needed for 99% of situations. So
if we do not need it for correctness then I do not think this is worth

Michal Hocko