[1/3] check: try to insulate the test framework from oom killer
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Message ID 155968300919.1646947.15217696927864278918.stgit@magnolia
State New
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  • fstests: various fixes
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Darrick J. Wong June 4, 2019, 9:16 p.m. UTC
From: Darrick J. Wong <darrick.wong@oracle.com>

Some of the tests in xfstests (e.g. generic/224 with 512M of memory)
consume a lot of memory, and when this happens the OOM killer will run
around stomping on processes.  Sometimes it kills the ./check process
before it kills the actual test, which means that the test run doesn't
complete.  Therefore, make the ./check process OOM-proof while bumping
up the attractiveness of the test itself, in the hopes that even if the
test OOMs we'll still be able to continue on our way.

Signed-off-by: Darrick J. Wong <darrick.wong@oracle.com>
 check |   15 +++++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/check b/check
index 8677141b..08419811 100755
--- a/check
+++ b/check
@@ -499,6 +499,17 @@  _expunge_test()
 	return 0
+# Make the check script unattractive to the OOM killer...
+test -w ${OOM_SCORE_ADJ} && echo -1000 > ${OOM_SCORE_ADJ}
+# ...and make the tests themselves somewhat more attractive to it, so that if
+# the system runs out of memory it'll be the test that gets killed and not the
+# test framework.
+_run_seq() {
+	bash -c "test -w ${OOM_SCORE_ADJ} && echo 250 > ${OOM_SCORE_ADJ}; exec ./$seq"
@@ -740,11 +751,11 @@  for section in $HOST_OPTIONS_SECTIONS; do
 		_try_wipe_scratch_devs > /dev/null 2>&1
 		if [ "$DUMP_OUTPUT" = true ]; then
-			./$seq 2>&1 | tee $tmp.out
+			_run_seq 2>&1 | tee $tmp.out
 			# Because $? would get tee's return code
-			./$seq >$tmp.out 2>&1
+			_run_seq >$tmp.out 2>&1