]> git.openfabrics.org - ~shefty/rdma-dev.git/commitdiff
oom: serialize out of memory calls
authorDavid Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Wed, 17 Oct 2007 06:25:56 +0000 (23:25 -0700)
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>
Wed, 17 Oct 2007 15:42:45 +0000 (08:42 -0700)
A final allocation attempt with a very high watermark needs to be attempted
before invoking out_of_memory().  OOM killer serialization needs to occur
before this final attempt, otherwise tasks attempting to OOM-lock all zones in
its zonelist may spin and acquire the lock unnecessarily after the OOM
condition has already been alleviated.

If the final allocation does succeed, the zonelist is simply OOM-unlocked and
__alloc_pages() returns the page.  Otherwise, the OOM killer is invoked.

If the task cannot acquire OOM-locks on all zones in its zonelist, it is put
to sleep and the allocation is retried when it gets rescheduled.  One of its
zones is already marked as being in the OOM killer so it'll hopefully be
getting some free memory soon, at least enough to satisfy a high watermark
allocation attempt.  This prevents needlessly killing a task when the OOM
condition would have already been alleviated if it had simply been given
enough time.

Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@suse.de>
Acked-by: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com>
Signed-off-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
mm/page_alloc.c

index fd2df29cc6457e4def27de30c8066d8845be247e..43f757fcf30f6b1dc61cffd2c824e791db28c418 100644 (file)
@@ -1587,6 +1587,11 @@ nofail_alloc:
                if (page)
                        goto got_pg;
        } else if ((gfp_mask & __GFP_FS) && !(gfp_mask & __GFP_NORETRY)) {
+               if (!try_set_zone_oom(zonelist)) {
+                       schedule_timeout_uninterruptible(1);
+                       goto restart;
+               }
+
                /*
                 * Go through the zonelist yet one more time, keep
                 * very high watermark here, this is only to catch
@@ -1595,14 +1600,19 @@ nofail_alloc:
                 */
                page = get_page_from_freelist(gfp_mask|__GFP_HARDWALL, order,
                                zonelist, ALLOC_WMARK_HIGH|ALLOC_CPUSET);
-               if (page)
+               if (page) {
+                       clear_zonelist_oom(zonelist);
                        goto got_pg;
+               }
 
                /* The OOM killer will not help higher order allocs so fail */
-               if (order > PAGE_ALLOC_COSTLY_ORDER)
+               if (order > PAGE_ALLOC_COSTLY_ORDER) {
+                       clear_zonelist_oom(zonelist);
                        goto nopage;
+               }
 
                out_of_memory(zonelist, gfp_mask, order);
+               clear_zonelist_oom(zonelist);
                goto restart;
        }