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Date:   Thu, 21 May 2020 18:34:50 +0200
From:   Michal Hocko <mhocko@...nel.org>
To:     Naresh Kamboju <naresh.kamboju@...aro.org>,
        Chris Down <chris@...isdown.name>
Cc:     Yafang Shao <laoar.shao@...il.com>,
        Anders Roxell <anders.roxell@...aro.org>,
        "Linux F2FS DEV, Mailing List" 
        <linux-f2fs-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net>,
        linux-ext4 <linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-block <linux-block@...r.kernel.org>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        open list <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Linux-Next Mailing List <linux-next@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-mm <linux-mm@...ck.org>, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>,
        Andreas Dilger <adilger.kernel@...ger.ca>,
        Jaegeuk Kim <jaegeuk@...nel.org>,
        Theodore Ts'o <tytso@....edu>, Chao Yu <chao@...nel.org>,
        Hugh Dickins <hughd@...gle.com>,
        Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@...hat.com>,
        Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>,
        Chao Yu <yuchao0@...wei.com>, lkft-triage@...ts.linaro.org,
        Johannes Weiner <hannes@...xchg.org>,
        Roman Gushchin <guro@...com>, cgroups@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: mm: mkfs.ext4 invoked oom-killer on i386 - pagecache_get_page

On Thu 21-05-20 11:55:16, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Wed 20-05-20 20:09:06, Chris Down wrote:
> > Hi Naresh,
> > 
> > Naresh Kamboju writes:
> > > As a part of investigation on this issue LKFT teammate Anders Roxell
> > > git bisected the problem and found bad commit(s) which caused this problem.
> > > 
> > > The following two patches have been reverted on next-20200519 and retested the
> > > reproducible steps and confirmed the test case mkfs -t ext4 got PASS.
> > > ( invoked oom-killer is gone now)
> > > 
> > > Revert "mm, memcg: avoid stale protection values when cgroup is above
> > > protection"
> > >    This reverts commit 23a53e1c02006120f89383270d46cbd040a70bc6.
> > > 
> > > Revert "mm, memcg: decouple e{low,min} state mutations from protection
> > > checks"
> > >    This reverts commit 7b88906ab7399b58bb088c28befe50bcce076d82.
> > 
> > Thanks Anders and Naresh for tracking this down and reverting.
> > 
> > I'll take a look tomorrow. I don't see anything immediately obviously wrong
> > in either of those commits from a (very) cursory glance, but they should
> > only be taking effect if protections are set.
> 
> Agreed. If memory.{low,min} is not used then the patch should be
> effectively a nop.

I was staring into the code and do not see anything.  Could you give the
following debugging patch a try and see whether it triggers?

diff --git a/mm/vmscan.c b/mm/vmscan.c
index cc555903a332..df2e8df0eb71 100644
--- a/mm/vmscan.c
+++ b/mm/vmscan.c
@@ -2404,6 +2404,8 @@ static void get_scan_count(struct lruvec *lruvec, struct scan_control *sc,
 			 * sc->priority further than desirable.
 			 */
 			scan = max(scan, SWAP_CLUSTER_MAX);
+
+			trace_printk("scan:%lu protection:%lu\n", scan, protection);
 		} else {
 			scan = lruvec_size;
 		}
@@ -2648,6 +2650,7 @@ static void shrink_node_memcgs(pg_data_t *pgdat, struct scan_control *sc)
 		mem_cgroup_calculate_protection(target_memcg, memcg);
 
 		if (mem_cgroup_below_min(memcg)) {
+			trace_printk("under min:%lu emin:%lu\n", memcg->memory.min, memcg->memory.emin);
 			/*
 			 * Hard protection.
 			 * If there is no reclaimable memory, OOM.
@@ -2660,6 +2663,7 @@ static void shrink_node_memcgs(pg_data_t *pgdat, struct scan_control *sc)
 			 * there is an unprotected supply
 			 * of reclaimable memory from other cgroups.
 			 */
+			trace_printk("under low:%lu elow:%lu\n", memcg->memory.low, memcg->memory.elow);
 			if (!sc->memcg_low_reclaim) {
 				sc->memcg_low_skipped = 1;
 				continue;
-- 
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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