Commit e830c63a authored by Tetsuo Handa's avatar Tetsuo Handa Committed by Linus Torvalds

mm,vmscan: don't pretend forward progress upon shrinker_rwsem contention

Since we no longer use return value of shrink_slab() for normal reclaim,
the comment is no longer true.  If some do_shrink_slab() call takes
unexpectedly long (root cause of stall is currently unknown) when
register_shrinker()/unregister_shrinker() is pending, trying to drop
caches via /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches could become infinite cond_resched()
loop if many mem_cgroup are defined.  For safety, let's not pretend
forward progress.

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/201802202229.GGF26507.LVFtMSOOHFJOQF@I-love.SAKURA.ne.jpSigned-off-by: default avatarTetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@I-love.SAKURA.ne.jp>
Acked-by: default avatarMichal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Reviewed-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Dave Chinner <dchinner@redhat.com>
Cc: Glauber Costa <glommer@gmail.com>
Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
parent 5c9bab59
......@@ -442,16 +442,8 @@ static unsigned long shrink_slab(gfp_t gfp_mask, int nid,
if (memcg && (!memcg_kmem_enabled() || !mem_cgroup_online(memcg)))
return 0;
if (!down_read_trylock(&shrinker_rwsem)) {
/*
* If we would return 0, our callers would understand that we
* have nothing else to shrink and give up trying. By returning
* 1 we keep it going and assume we'll be able to shrink next
* time.
*/
freed = 1;
if (!down_read_trylock(&shrinker_rwsem))
goto out;
}
list_for_each_entry(shrinker, &shrinker_list, list) {
struct shrink_control sc = {
......
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