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authorLaurent Dufour <ldufour@linux.vnet.ibm.com>2017-03-09 16:17:06 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2017-03-09 17:01:10 -0800
commitbfc7228b9a9647e1c353e50b40297a2929801759 (patch)
parentf4b7ac68f438fa8521bbbf421f194ff10b0a7577 (diff)
mm/cgroup: avoid panic when init with low memory
The system may panic when initialisation is done when almost all the memory is assigned to the huge pages using the kernel command line parameter hugepage=xxxx. Panic may occur like this: Unable to handle kernel paging request for data at address 0x00000000 Faulting instruction address: 0xc000000000302b88 Oops: Kernel access of bad area, sig: 11 [#1] SMP NR_CPUS=2048 [ 0.082424] NUMA pSeries Modules linked in: CPU: 0 PID: 1 Comm: swapper/0 Not tainted 4.9.0-15-generic #16-Ubuntu task: c00000021ed01600 task.stack: c00000010d108000 NIP: c000000000302b88 LR: c000000000270e04 CTR: c00000000016cfd0 REGS: c00000010d10b2c0 TRAP: 0300 Not tainted (4.9.0-15-generic) MSR: 8000000002009033 <SF,VEC,EE,ME,IR,DR,RI,LE>[ 0.082770] CR: 28424422 XER: 00000000 CFAR: c0000000003d28b8 DAR: 0000000000000000 DSISR: 40000000 SOFTE: 1 GPR00: c000000000270e04 c00000010d10b540 c00000000141a300 c00000010fff6300 GPR04: 0000000000000000 00000000026012c0 c00000010d10b630 0000000487ab0000 GPR08: 000000010ee90000 c000000001454fd8 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 GPR12: 0000000000004400 c00000000fb80000 00000000026012c0 00000000026012c0 GPR16: 00000000026012c0 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000002 GPR20: 000000000000000c 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 00000000024200c0 GPR24: c0000000016eef48 0000000000000000 c00000010fff7d00 00000000026012c0 GPR28: 0000000000000000 c00000010fff7d00 c00000010fff6300 c00000010d10b6d0 NIP mem_cgroup_soft_limit_reclaim+0xf8/0x4f0 LR do_try_to_free_pages+0x1b4/0x450 Call Trace: do_try_to_free_pages+0x1b4/0x450 try_to_free_pages+0xf8/0x270 __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x7a8/0xff0 new_slab+0x104/0x8e0 ___slab_alloc+0x620/0x700 __slab_alloc+0x34/0x60 kmem_cache_alloc_node_trace+0xdc/0x310 mem_cgroup_init+0x158/0x1c8 do_one_initcall+0x68/0x1d0 kernel_init_freeable+0x278/0x360 kernel_init+0x24/0x170 ret_from_kernel_thread+0x5c/0x74 Instruction dump: eb81ffe0 eba1ffe8 ebc1fff0 ebe1fff8 4e800020 3d230001 e9499a42 3d220004 3929acd8 794a1f24 7d295214 eac90100 <e9360000> 2fa90000 419eff74 3b200000 ---[ end trace 342f5208b00d01b6 ]--- This is a chicken and egg issue where the kernel try to get free memory when allocating per node data in mem_cgroup_init(), but in that path mem_cgroup_soft_limit_reclaim() is called which assumes that these data are allocated. As mem_cgroup_soft_limit_reclaim() is best effort, it should return when these data are not yet allocated. This patch also fixes potential null pointer access in mem_cgroup_remove_from_trees() and mem_cgroup_update_tree(). Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1487856999-16581-2-git-send-email-ldufour@linux.vnet.ibm.com Signed-off-by: Laurent Dufour <ldufour@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com> Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org> Acked-by: Balbir Singh <bsingharora@gmail.com> Cc: Vladimir Davydov <vdavydov.dev@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/mm/memcontrol.c b/mm/memcontrol.c
index c52ec893e241..76f513cc1b0e 100644
--- a/mm/memcontrol.c
+++ b/mm/memcontrol.c
@@ -466,6 +466,8 @@ static void mem_cgroup_update_tree(struct mem_cgroup *memcg, struct page *page)
struct mem_cgroup_tree_per_node *mctz;
mctz = soft_limit_tree_from_page(page);
+ if (!mctz)
+ return;
* Necessary to update all ancestors when hierarchy is used.
* because their event counter is not touched.
@@ -503,7 +505,8 @@ static void mem_cgroup_remove_from_trees(struct mem_cgroup *memcg)
for_each_node(nid) {
mz = mem_cgroup_nodeinfo(memcg, nid);
mctz = soft_limit_tree_node(nid);
- mem_cgroup_remove_exceeded(mz, mctz);
+ if (mctz)
+ mem_cgroup_remove_exceeded(mz, mctz);
@@ -2558,7 +2561,7 @@ unsigned long mem_cgroup_soft_limit_reclaim(pg_data_t *pgdat, int order,
* is empty. Do it lockless to prevent lock bouncing. Races
* are acceptable as soft limit is best effort anyway.
- if (RB_EMPTY_ROOT(&mctz->rb_root))
+ if (!mctz || RB_EMPTY_ROOT(&mctz->rb_root))
return 0;

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