Author: Yasunori Goto <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
AuthorDate: Sun May 6 14:49:59 2007 -0700
Committer: Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
CommitDate: Mon May 7 12:12:55 2007 -0700
mm: fix handling of panic_on_oom when cpusets are in use
The current panic_on_oom may not work if there is a process using
cpusets/mempolicy, because other nodes' memory may remain. But some people
want failover by panic ASAP even if they are used. This patch makes new
setting for its request.
This is tested on my ia64 box which has 3 nodes.
Signed-off-by: Yasunori Goto <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Signed-off-by: Benjamin LaHaise <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: Paul Jackson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: Ethan Solomita <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: David Rientjes <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt | 23 +++++++++++++++++------
mm/oom_kill.c | 3 +++
2 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
diff --git a/Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt
index e96a341..1d19256 100644
@@ -197,11 +197,22 @@ and may not be fast.
-This enables or disables panic on out-of-memory feature. If this is set to 1,
-the kernel panics when out-of-memory happens. If this is set to 0, the kernel
-will kill some rogue process, called oom_killer. Usually, oom_killer can kill
-rogue processes and system will survive. If you want to panic the system
-rather than killing rogue processes, set this to 1.
+This enables or disables panic on out-of-memory feature.
-The default value is 0.
+If this is set to 0, the kernel will kill some rogue process,
+called oom_killer. Usually, oom_killer can kill rogue processes and
+system will survive.
+If this is set to 1, the kernel panics when out-of-memory happens.
+However, if a process limits using nodes by mempolicy/cpusets,
+and those nodes become memory exhaustion status, one process
+may be killed by oom-killer. No panic occurs in this case.
+Because other nodes' memory may be free. This means system total status
+may be not fatal yet.
+If this is set to 2, the kernel panics compulsorily even on the
+The default value is 0.
+1 and 2 are for failover of clustering. Please select either
+according to your policy of failover.
diff --git a/mm/oom_kill.c b/mm/oom_kill.c
index a35e7a8..038d223 100644
@@ -413,6 +413,9 @@ void out_of_memory(struct zonelist *zonelist, gfp_t
gfp_mask, int order)
+ if (sysctl_panic_on_oom == 2)
+ panic("out of memory. Compulsory panic_on_oom is selected.\n");
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