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Date:   Thu, 21 May 2020 11:55:15 +0200
From:   Michal Hocko <>
To:     Naresh Kamboju <>,
        Chris Down <>
Cc:     Yafang Shao <>,
        Anders Roxell <>,
        "Linux F2FS DEV, Mailing List" 
        linux-ext4 <>,
        linux-block <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        open list <>,
        Linux-Next Mailing List <>,
        linux-mm <>, Arnd Bergmann <>,
        Andreas Dilger <>,
        Jaegeuk Kim <>,
        Theodore Ts'o <>, Chao Yu <>,
        Hugh Dickins <>,
        Andrea Arcangeli <>,
        Matthew Wilcox <>,
        Chao Yu <>,,
        Johannes Weiner <>,
        Roman Gushchin <>,
Subject: Re: mm: mkfs.ext4 invoked oom-killer on i386 - pagecache_get_page

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. Btw. do you see the problem when booting with
cgroup_disable=memory kernel command line parameter?

I suspect that something might be initialized for memcg incorrectly and
the patch just makes it more visible for some reason.
Michal Hocko

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