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authorDavid Rientjes <>2011-03-23 16:42:44 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2011-03-23 19:46:33 -0700
commitf9434ad1552427fab49336e1a6e3ef121895b9d1 (patch)
tree5284bccbf71e601d056d138e894c27726047dc82 /mm/oom_kill.c
parent5a6475a4e162200f43855e2d42bbf55bcca1a9f2 (diff)
memcg: give current access to memory reserves if it's trying to die
When a memcg is oom and current has already received a SIGKILL, then give it access to memory reserves with a higher scheduling priority so that it may quickly exit and free its memory. This is identical to the global oom killer and is done even before checking for panic_on_oom: a pending SIGKILL here while panic_on_oom is selected is guaranteed to have come from userspace; the thread only needs access to memory reserves to exit and thus we don't unnecessarily panic the machine until the kernel has no last resort to free memory. Signed-off-by: David Rientjes <> Cc: Balbir Singh <> Cc: Daisuke Nishimura <> Acked-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm/oom_kill.c')
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/mm/oom_kill.c b/mm/oom_kill.c
index 3100bc57036b..62a5cec08a17 100644
--- a/mm/oom_kill.c
+++ b/mm/oom_kill.c
@@ -549,6 +549,17 @@ void mem_cgroup_out_of_memory(struct mem_cgroup *mem, gfp_t gfp_mask)
unsigned int points = 0;
struct task_struct *p;
+ /*
+ * If current has a pending SIGKILL, then automatically select it. The
+ * goal is to allow it to allocate so that it may quickly exit and free
+ * its memory.
+ */
+ if (fatal_signal_pending(current)) {
+ set_thread_flag(TIF_MEMDIE);
+ boost_dying_task_prio(current, NULL);
+ return;
+ }
check_panic_on_oom(CONSTRAINT_MEMCG, gfp_mask, 0, NULL);
limit = mem_cgroup_get_limit(mem) >> PAGE_SHIFT;