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[RFC,resend,4/6] mm, oom: Use mm_ref()/mm_unref() and avoid mmdrop_async()

Message ID 20201016230915.1972840-5-jannh@google.com (mailing list archive)
State New, archived
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Series mm and ptrace: Track dumpability until task is freed | expand

Commit Message

Jann Horn Oct. 16, 2020, 11:09 p.m. UTC
The OOM killer uses MMF_OOM_SKIP to avoid running on an mm that has started
__mmput(); it only uses the mmgrab() reference to ensure that the mm_struct
itself stays alive.

This means that we don't need a full mmgrab() reference, which will keep
the pgd (and potentially also some pmd pages) alive and can't be cleaned up
from RCU callback context; we can use an mm_ref() reference instead.

Signed-off-by: Jann Horn <jannh@google.com>
 kernel/fork.c | 6 +-----
 mm/oom_kill.c | 2 +-
 2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/kernel/fork.c b/kernel/fork.c
index fcdd1ace79e4..59c119b03351 100644
--- a/kernel/fork.c
+++ b/kernel/fork.c
@@ -686,12 +686,8 @@  static inline void free_signal_struct(struct signal_struct *sig)
-	/*
-	 * __mmdrop is not safe to call from softirq context on x86 due to
-	 * pgd_dtor so postpone it to the async context
-	 */
 	if (sig->oom_mm)
-		mmdrop_async(sig->oom_mm);
+		mm_unref(sig->oom_mm);
 	kmem_cache_free(signal_cachep, sig);
diff --git a/mm/oom_kill.c b/mm/oom_kill.c
index e90f25d6385d..12967f54fbcf 100644
--- a/mm/oom_kill.c
+++ b/mm/oom_kill.c
@@ -704,7 +704,7 @@  static void mark_oom_victim(struct task_struct *tsk)
 	/* oom_mm is bound to the signal struct life time. */
 	if (!cmpxchg(&tsk->signal->oom_mm, NULL, mm)) {
-		mmgrab(tsk->signal->oom_mm);
+		mm_ref(tsk->signal->oom_mm);
 		set_bit(MMF_OOM_VICTIM, &mm->flags);