Commit 23751be0 authored by Johannes Weiner's avatar Johannes Weiner Committed by Linus Torvalds
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memcg: fix hierarchical oom locking

Commit 79dfdacc

 ("memcg: make oom_lock 0 and 1 based rather than
counter") tried to oom lock the hierarchy and roll back upon
encountering an already locked memcg.

The code is confused when it comes to detecting a locked memcg, though,
so it would fail and rollback after locking one memcg and encountering
an unlocked second one.

The result is that oom-locking hierarchies fails unconditionally and
that every oom killer invocation simply goes to sleep on the oom
waitqueue forever.  The tasks practically hang forever without anyone
intervening, possibly holding locks that trip up unrelated tasks, too.
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohannes Weiner <>
Acked-by: default avatarMichal Hocko <>
Acked-by: default avatarKAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 86383b55
......@@ -1841,29 +1841,23 @@ static int mem_cgroup_hierarchical_reclaim(struct mem_cgroup *root_mem,
static bool mem_cgroup_oom_lock(struct mem_cgroup *mem)
int lock_count = -1;
struct mem_cgroup *iter, *failed = NULL;
bool cond = true;
for_each_mem_cgroup_tree_cond(iter, mem, cond) {
bool locked = iter->oom_lock;
iter->oom_lock = true;
if (lock_count == -1)
lock_count = iter->oom_lock;
else if (lock_count != locked) {
if (iter->oom_lock) {
* this subtree of our hierarchy is already locked
* so we cannot give a lock.
lock_count = 0;
failed = iter;
cond = false;
} else
iter->oom_lock = true;
if (!failed)
goto done;
return true;
* OK, we failed to lock the whole subtree so we have to clean up
......@@ -1877,8 +1871,7 @@ static bool mem_cgroup_oom_lock(struct mem_cgroup *mem)
iter->oom_lock = false;
return lock_count;
return false;
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