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authorDavid Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>2012-12-11 16:02:56 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-12-11 17:22:27 -0800
commite1e12d2f3104be886073ac6c5c4678f30b1b9e51 (patch)
treeb08cba1dba28e18cf7c2ffd8d076ce744e368b5f /include
parenta9c58b907dbc6821533dfc295b63caf111ff1f16 (diff)
mm, oom: fix race when specifying a thread as the oom origin
test_set_oom_score_adj() and compare_swap_oom_score_adj() are used to specify that current should be killed first if an oom condition occurs in between the two calls. The usage is short oom_score_adj = test_set_oom_score_adj(OOM_SCORE_ADJ_MAX); ... compare_swap_oom_score_adj(OOM_SCORE_ADJ_MAX, oom_score_adj); to store the thread's oom_score_adj, temporarily change it to the maximum score possible, and then restore the old value if it is still the same. This happens to still be racy, however, if the user writes OOM_SCORE_ADJ_MAX to /proc/pid/oom_score_adj in between the two calls. The compare_swap_oom_score_adj() will then incorrectly reset the old value prior to the write of OOM_SCORE_ADJ_MAX. To fix this, introduce a new oom_flags_t member in struct signal_struct that will be used for per-thread oom killer flags. KSM and swapoff can now use a bit in this member to specify that threads should be killed first in oom conditions without playing around with oom_score_adj. This also allows the correct oom_score_adj to always be shown when reading /proc/pid/oom_score. Signed-off-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com> Cc: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com> Reviewed-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz> Cc: Anton Vorontsov <anton.vorontsov@linaro.org> Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'include')
3 files changed, 19 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/oom.h b/include/linux/oom.h
index 922dab164eb..da60007075b 100644
--- a/include/linux/oom.h
+++ b/include/linux/oom.h
@@ -29,8 +29,23 @@ enum oom_scan_t {
OOM_SCAN_SELECT, /* always select this thread first */
-extern void compare_swap_oom_score_adj(short old_val, short new_val);
-extern short test_set_oom_score_adj(short new_val);
+/* Thread is the potential origin of an oom condition; kill first on oom */
+#define OOM_FLAG_ORIGIN ((__force oom_flags_t)0x1)
+static inline void set_current_oom_origin(void)
+ current->signal->oom_flags |= OOM_FLAG_ORIGIN;
+static inline void clear_current_oom_origin(void)
+ current->signal->oom_flags &= ~OOM_FLAG_ORIGIN;
+static inline bool oom_task_origin(const struct task_struct *p)
+ return !!(p->signal->oom_flags & OOM_FLAG_ORIGIN);
extern unsigned long oom_badness(struct task_struct *p,
struct mem_cgroup *memcg, const nodemask_t *nodemask,
diff --git a/include/linux/sched.h b/include/linux/sched.h
index ed30456152d..3e387df065f 100644
--- a/include/linux/sched.h
+++ b/include/linux/sched.h
@@ -631,6 +631,7 @@ struct signal_struct {
struct rw_semaphore group_rwsem;
+ oom_flags_t oom_flags;
short oom_score_adj; /* OOM kill score adjustment */
short oom_score_adj_min; /* OOM kill score adjustment min value.
* Only settable by CAP_SYS_RESOURCE. */
diff --git a/include/linux/types.h b/include/linux/types.h
index 1cc0e4b9a04..4d118ba1134 100644
--- a/include/linux/types.h
+++ b/include/linux/types.h
@@ -156,6 +156,7 @@ typedef u32 dma_addr_t;
typedef unsigned __bitwise__ gfp_t;
typedef unsigned __bitwise__ fmode_t;
+typedef unsigned __bitwise__ oom_flags_t;
typedef u64 phys_addr_t;