Re: [patch 1/2] mm, memcg: avoid oom notification when current needsaccess to memory reserves

From: Michal Hocko
Date: Thu Jan 16 2014 - 04:32:31 EST

On Wed 15-01-14 13:23:10, David Rientjes wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Jan 2014, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > Which depends on yours only to revert your part. I plan to repost it but
> > that still doesn't mean it will get merged because Johannes still has
> > some argumnets against. I would like to start the discussion again
> > because now we are so deep in circles that it is hard to come up with a
> > reasonable outcome. It is still hard to e.g. agree on an actual fix
> > for a real problem
> >
> This is concerning because it's merged in -mm without being tested by Eric
> and is marked for stable while violating the stable kernel rules criteria.

Are you questioning the patch fixes the described issue?

Please note that the exit_robust_list and PF_EXITING as a culprit has
been identified by Eric. Of course I would prefer if it was tested by
anybody who can reproduce it.
Michal Hocko
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