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authorKonstantin Khlebnikov <khlebnikov@openvz.org>2011-12-08 14:33:51 -0800
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2012-08-01 12:27:20 -0700
commit909e0a4e5c3a9d3b60c1eecb34de75afa64ade95 (patch)
parentad04b9e911d7bc1edaa599a85f44b5fc83f9e90e (diff)
vmscan: fix initial shrinker size handling
commit 635697c663f38106063d5659f0cf2e45afcd4bb5 upstream. Stable note: The commit [acf92b48: vmscan: shrinker->nr updates race and go wrong] aimed to reduce excessive reclaim of slab objects but had bug in how it treated shrinker functions that returned -1. A shrinker function can return -1, means that it cannot do anything without a risk of deadlock. For example prune_super() does this if it cannot grab a superblock refrence, even if nr_to_scan=0. Currently we interpret this -1 as a ULONG_MAX size shrinker and evaluate `total_scan' according to this. So the next time around this shrinker can cause really big pressure. Let's skip such shrinkers instead. Also make total_scan signed, otherwise the check (total_scan < 0) below never works. Signed-off-by: Konstantin Khlebnikov <khlebnikov@openvz.org> Cc: Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/mm/vmscan.c b/mm/vmscan.c
index 1378487041cf..5326f98f506e 100644
--- a/mm/vmscan.c
+++ b/mm/vmscan.c
@@ -248,12 +248,16 @@ unsigned long shrink_slab(struct shrink_control *shrink,
list_for_each_entry(shrinker, &shrinker_list, list) {
unsigned long long delta;
- unsigned long total_scan;
- unsigned long max_pass;
+ long total_scan;
+ long max_pass;
int shrink_ret = 0;
long nr;
long new_nr;
+ max_pass = do_shrinker_shrink(shrinker, shrink, 0);
+ if (max_pass <= 0)
+ continue;
* copy the current shrinker scan count into a local variable
* and zero it so that other concurrent shrinker invocations
@@ -264,7 +268,6 @@ unsigned long shrink_slab(struct shrink_control *shrink,
} while (cmpxchg(&shrinker->nr, nr, 0) != nr);
total_scan = nr;
- max_pass = do_shrinker_shrink(shrinker, shrink, 0);
delta = (4 * nr_pages_scanned) / shrinker->seeks;
delta *= max_pass;
do_div(delta, lru_pages + 1);