Commit 02057967 authored by David Rientjes's avatar David Rientjes Committed by Linus Torvalds

mm, hugetlb: abort __get_user_pages if current has been oom killed

If __get_user_pages() is faulting a significant number of hugetlb pages,
usually as the result of mmap(MAP_LOCKED), it can potentially allocate a
very large amount of memory.

If the process has been oom killed, this will cause a lot of memory to
potentially deplete memory reserves.

In the same way that commit 4779280d ("mm: make get_user_pages()
interruptible") aborted for pending SIGKILLs when faulting non-hugetlb
memory, based on the premise of commit 462e00cc ("oom: stop
allocating user memory if TIF_MEMDIE is set"), hugetlb page faults now
terminate when the process has been oom killed.
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Rientjes <>
Acked-by: default avatarRik van Riel <>
Acked-by: default avatarGreg Thelen <>
Cc: Naoya Horiguchi <>
Acked-by: default avatarDavidlohr Bueso <>
Acked-by: default avatar"Kirill A. Shutemov" <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 11d83360
......@@ -3277,6 +3277,15 @@ long follow_hugetlb_page(struct mm_struct *mm, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
int absent;
struct page *page;
* If we have a pending SIGKILL, don't keep faulting pages and
* potentially allocating memory.
if (unlikely(fatal_signal_pending(current))) {
remainder = 0;
* Some archs (sparc64, sh*) have multiple pte_ts to
* each hugepage. We have to make sure we get the
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