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Date:   Thu, 21 May 2020 14:52:08 +0530
From:   Naresh Kamboju <naresh.kamboju@...aro.org>
To:     Chris Down <chris@...isdown.name>
Cc:     Yafang Shao <laoar.shao@...il.com>,
        Michal Hocko <mhocko@...nel.org>,
        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>,
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        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 <cgroups@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: mm: mkfs.ext4 invoked oom-killer on i386 - pagecache_get_page

On Thu, 21 May 2020 at 00:39, Chris Down <chris@...isdown.name> 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.
>
> Since you have i386 hardware available, and I don't, could you please apply
> only "avoid stale protection" again and check if it only happens with that
> commit, or requires both? That would help narrow down the suspects.

Not both.
The bad commit is
"mm, memcg: decouple e{low,min} state mutations from protection checks"

>
> Do you use any memcg protections in these tests?
I see three MEMCG configs and please find the kernel config link
for more details.

CONFIG_MEMCG=y
CONFIG_MEMCG_SWAP=y
CONFIG_MEMCG_KMEM=y

kernel config link,
https://builds.tuxbuild.com/8lg6WQibcwtQRRtIa0bcFA/kernel.config

- Naresh

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