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From: David Rientjes <>
To: Andrew Morton <>
Cc: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <>,,
Subject: [patch] mm, hugetlb: abort __get_user_pages if current has been oom killed
Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2015 16:12:12 -0700 (PDT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

If __get_user_pages() is faulting a significant number of hugetlb pages,
usually as the result of mmap(MAP_LOCKED), it can potentially allocate a
very large amount of memory.

If the process has been oom killed, this will cause a lot of memory to
be overcharged to its memcg since it has access to memory reserves or
could potentially deplete all system memory reserves.

In the same way that commit 4779280d1ea4 ("mm: make get_user_pages() 
interruptible") aborted for pending SIGKILLs when faulting non-hugetlb
memory, based on the premise of commit 462e00cc7151 ("oom: stop
allocating user memory if TIF_MEMDIE is set"), hugetlb page faults now
terminate when the process has been oom killed.

Cc: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <>
Signed-off-by: David Rientjes <>
 mm/gup.c | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/mm/gup.c b/mm/gup.c
--- a/mm/gup.c
+++ b/mm/gup.c
@@ -457,6 +457,8 @@ long __get_user_pages(struct task_struct *tsk, struct mm_struct *mm,
 			if (!vma || check_vma_flags(vma, gup_flags))
 				return i ? : -EFAULT;
 			if (is_vm_hugetlb_page(vma)) {
+				if (unlikely(fatal_signal_pending(current)))
+					return i ? : -ERESTARTSYS;
 				i = follow_hugetlb_page(mm, vma, pages, vmas,
 						&start, &nr_pages, i,

             reply	other threads:[~2015-03-08 23:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-03-08 23:12 David Rientjes [this message]
2015-03-09  4:30 ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2015-03-09  7:42   ` [patch v2] " David Rientjes
2015-03-09 11:24     ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2015-03-09 12:04     ` Greg Thelen
2015-03-09 20:07       ` [patch v3] " David Rientjes
2015-03-09 20:53         ` Rik van Riel
2015-03-10  0:47         ` Greg Thelen
2015-03-10 19:26         ` Davidlohr Bueso

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