Commit 55f67141 authored by Committed by Linus Torvalds
mm: hugetlb: fix softlockup when a large number of hugepages are freed.
When I decrease the value of nr_hugepage in procfs a lot, softlockup happens. It is because there is no chance of context switch during this process. On the other hand, when I allocate a large number of hugepages, there is some chance of context switch. Hence softlockup doesn't happen during this process. So it's necessary to add the context switch in the freeing process as same as allocating process to avoid softlockup. When I freed 12 TB hugapages with kernel-2.6.32-358.el6, the freeing process occupied a CPU over 150 seconds and following softlockup message appeared twice or more. $ echo 6000000 > /proc/sys/vm/nr_hugepages $ cat /proc/sys/vm/nr_hugepages 6000000 $ grep ^Huge /proc/meminfo HugePages_Total: 6000000 HugePages_Free: 6000000 HugePages_Rsvd: 0 HugePages_Surp: 0 Hugepagesize: 2048 kB $ echo 0 > /proc/sys/vm/nr_hugepages BUG: soft lockup - CPU#16 stuck for 67s! [sh:12883] ... Pid: 12883, comm: sh Not tainted 2.6.32-358.el6.x86_64 #1 Call Trace: free_pool_huge_page+0xb8/0xd0 set_max_huge_pages+0x128/0x190 hugetlb_sysctl_handler_common+0x113/0x140 hugetlb_sysctl_handler+0x1e/0x20 proc_sys_call_handler+0x97/0xd0 proc_sys_write+0x14/0x20 vfs_write+0xb8/0x1a0 sys_write+0x51/0x90 __audit_syscall_exit+0x265/0x290 system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b I have not confirmed this problem with upstream kernels because I am not able to prepare the machine equipped with 12TB memory now. However I confirmed that the amount of decreasing hugepages was directly proportional to the amount of required time. I measured required times on a smaller machine. It showed 130-145 hugepages decreased in a millisecond. Amount of decreasing Required time Decreasing rate hugepages (msec) (pages/msec) ------------------------------------------------------------ 10,000 pages == 20GB 70 - 74 135-142 30,000 pages == 60GB 208 - 229 131-144 It means decrement of 6TB hugepages will trigger softlockup with the default threshold 20sec, in this decreasing rate. Signed-off-by: Masayoshi Mizuma <email@example.com> Cc: Joonsoo Kim <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Michal Hocko <email@example.com> Cc: Wanpeng Li <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Aneesh Kumar <email@example.com> Cc: KOSAKI Motohiro <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Naoya Horiguchi <email@example.com> Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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