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Date:	Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:43:31 +0200
From:	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <>
To:	Tejun Heo <>
Cc:	Michal Hocko <>,
	Cong Wang <>,
	LKML <>,
	David Rientjes <>,
	Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: [Patch v4 1/2] freezer: check OOM kill while being frozen

On Saturday, September 13, 2014 08:59:35 AM Tejun Heo wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 06:30:04PM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > > I am wondering if the folllowing check makes any sense with regarding
> > > to rule out PM freeze:
> > > 
> > >         if ((!pm_nosig_freezing && !pm_freezing) &&
> > >             cgroup_freezing(current) && test_thread_flag(TIF_MEMDIE))
> > >                 return true;
> Doesn't this mean that if PM freezing and OOM killing race each other,
> the system may hang?  Driver PM operation may try to allocate memory
> -> triggers OOM -> OOM killer selects an already frozen task ->
> nothing happens.  I wonder whether OOM killing and PM operations
> should be mutually exclusive at a higher level.  e.g. make OOM killing
> always override freezing but let hibernation abort operation before
> taking snapshot if OOM killing has happened since the beginning of the
> PM operation.

As Michal noted, we do oom_killer_disable() in freeze_processes(), so the
scenario above cannot actually happen to my eyes.  Or am I missing anything?

I speak only for myself.
Rafael J. Wysocki, Intel Open Source Technology Center.
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