Re: [PATCH 1/2] Revert "vmalloc: back off when the current task is killed"
From: Johannes Weiner
Date: Fri Oct 06 2017 - 22:51:53 EST
On Sat, Oct 07, 2017 at 11:21:26AM +0900, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
> On 2017/10/05 19:36, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
> > I don't want this patch backported. If you want to backport,
> > "s/fatal_signal_pending/tsk_is_oom_victim/" is the safer way.
> If you backport this patch, you will see "complete depletion of memory reserves"
> and "extra OOM kills due to depletion of memory reserves" using below reproducer.
> #include <linux/module.h>
> #include <linux/slab.h>
> #include <linux/oom.h>
> static char *buffer;
> static int __init test_init(void)
> buffer = vmalloc((1UL << 32) - 480 * 1048576);
That's not a reproducer, that's a kernel module. It's not hard to
crash the kernel from within the kernel.