Commit aa187507 authored by Michal Hocko's avatar Michal Hocko Committed by Linus Torvalds

mm: throttle show_mem() from warn_alloc()

Tetsuo has been stressing OOM killer path with many parallel allocation
requests when he has noticed that it is not all that hard to swamp
kernel logs with warn_alloc messages caused by allocation stalls.  Even
though the allocation stall message is triggered only once in 10s there
might be many different tasks hitting it roughly around the same time.

A big part of the output is show_mem() which can generate a lot of
output even on a small machines.  There is no reason to show the state
of memory counter for each allocation stall, especially when multiple of
them are reported in a short time period.  Chances are that not much has
changed since the last report.  This patch simply rate limits show_mem
called from warn_alloc to only dump something once per second.  This
should be enough to give us a clue why an allocation might be stalling
while burst of warnings will not swamp log with too much data.

While we are at it, extract all the show_mem related handling (filters)
into a separate function warn_alloc_show_mem.  This will make the code
cleaner and as a bonus point we can distinguish which part of warn_alloc
got throttled due to rate limiting as ___ratelimit dumps the caller.

[ reduce scope of the ratelimit_states]
Link: default avatarMichal Hocko <>
Reported-by: default avatarTetsuo Handa <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent f8005451
......@@ -3007,18 +3007,12 @@ static inline bool should_suppress_show_mem(void)
return ret;
static DEFINE_RATELIMIT_STATE(nopage_rs,
void warn_alloc(gfp_t gfp_mask, const char *fmt, ...)
static void warn_alloc_show_mem(gfp_t gfp_mask)
unsigned int filter = SHOW_MEM_FILTER_NODES;
struct va_format vaf;
va_list args;
static DEFINE_RATELIMIT_STATE(show_mem_rs, HZ, 1);
if ((gfp_mask & __GFP_NOWARN) || !__ratelimit(&nopage_rs) ||
debug_guardpage_minorder() > 0)
if (should_suppress_show_mem() || !__ratelimit(&show_mem_rs))
......@@ -3033,6 +3027,20 @@ void warn_alloc(gfp_t gfp_mask, const char *fmt, ...)
if (in_interrupt() || !(gfp_mask & __GFP_DIRECT_RECLAIM))
void warn_alloc(gfp_t gfp_mask, const char *fmt, ...)
struct va_format vaf;
va_list args;
if ((gfp_mask & __GFP_NOWARN) || !__ratelimit(&nopage_rs) ||
debug_guardpage_minorder() > 0)
pr_warn("%s: ", current->comm);
va_start(args, fmt);
......@@ -3044,8 +3052,7 @@ void warn_alloc(gfp_t gfp_mask, const char *fmt, ...)
pr_cont(", mode:%#x(%pGg)\n", gfp_mask, &gfp_mask);
if (!should_suppress_show_mem())
static inline struct page *
Markdown is supported
0% or
You are about to add 0 people to the discussion. Proceed with caution.
Finish editing this message first!
Please register or to comment