1. 10 Feb, 2009 1 commit
    • Mel Gorman's avatar
      Do not account for the address space used by hugetlbfs using VM_ACCOUNT · 5a6fe125
      Mel Gorman authored
      When overcommit is disabled, the core VM accounts for pages used by anonymous
      shared, private mappings and special mappings. It keeps track of VMAs that
      should be accounted for with VM_ACCOUNT and VMAs that never had a reserve
      with VM_NORESERVE.
      
      Overcommit for hugetlbfs is much riskier than overcommit for base pages
      due to contiguity requirements. It avoids overcommiting on both shared and
      private mappings using reservation counters that are checked and updated
      during mmap(). This ensures (within limits) that hugepages exist in the
      future when faults occurs or it is too easy to applications to be SIGKILLed.
      
      As hugetlbfs makes its own reservations of a different unit to the base page
      size, VM_ACCOUNT should never be set. Even if the units were correct, we would
      double account for the usage in the core VM and hugetlbfs. VM_NORESERVE may
      be set because an application can request no reserves be made for hugetlbfs
      at the risk of getting killed later.
      
      With commit fc8744ad
      
      , VM_NORESERVE and
      VM_ACCOUNT are getting unconditionally set for hugetlbfs-backed mappings. This
      breaks the accounting for both the core VM and hugetlbfs, can trigger an
      OOM storm when hugepage pools are too small lockups and corrupted counters
      otherwise are used. This patch brings hugetlbfs more in line with how the
      core VM treats VM_NORESERVE but prevents VM_ACCOUNT being set.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarMel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
      5a6fe125
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