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memcg: free mem_cgroup by RCU to fix oops
After fixing the GPF in mem_cgroup_lru_del_list(), three times one machine running a similar load (moving and removing memcgs while swapping) has oopsed in mem_cgroup_zone_nr_lru_pages(), when retrieving memcg zone numbers for get_scan_count() for shrink_mem_cgroup_zone(): this is where a struct mem_cgroup is first accessed after being chosen by mem_cgroup_iter(). Just what protects a struct mem_cgroup from being freed, in between mem_cgroup_iter()'s css_get_next() and its css_tryget()? css_tryget() fails once css->refcnt is zero with CSS_REMOVED set in flags, yes: but what if that memory is freed and reused for something else, which sets "refcnt" non-zero? Hmm, and scope for an indefinite freeze if refcnt is left at zero but flags are cleared. It's tempting to move the css_tryget() into css_get_next(), to make it really "get" the css, but I don't think that actually solves anything: the same difficulty in moving from css_id found to stable css remains. But we already have rcu_read_lock() around the two, so it's easily fixed if __mem_cgroup_free() just uses kfree_rcu() to free mem_cgroup. However, a big struct mem_cgroup is allocated with vzalloc() instead of kzalloc(), and we're not allowed to vfree() at interrupt time: there doesn't appear to be a general vfree_rcu() to help with this, so roll our own using schedule_work(). The compiler decently removes vfree_work() and vfree_rcu() when the config doesn't need them. Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <email@example.com> Acked-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <firstname.lastname@example.org> Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <email@example.com> Cc: Konstantin Khlebnikov <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Tejun Heo <email@example.com> Cc: Ying Han <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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