[PATCH v3 08/11] memcg: CPU hotplug lockdep warning fix

Greg Thelen gthelen at google.com
Mon Oct 18 17:39:41 PDT 2010

From: Balbir Singh <balbir at linux.vnet.ibm.com>

memcg has lockdep warnings (sleep inside rcu lock)

From: Balbir Singh <balbir at linux.vnet.ibm.com>

Recent move to get_online_cpus() ends up calling get_online_cpus() from
mem_cgroup_read_stat(). However mem_cgroup_read_stat() is called under rcu
lock. get_online_cpus() can sleep. The dirty limit patches expose
this BUG more readily due to their usage of mem_cgroup_page_stat()

This patch address this issue as identified by lockdep and moves the
hotplug protection to a higher layer. This might increase the time
required to hotplug, but not by much.

Warning messages

BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context at kernel/cpu.c:62
in_atomic(): 0, irqs_disabled(): 0, pid: 6325, name: pagetest
2 locks held by pagetest/6325:
Pid: 6325, comm: pagetest Not tainted 2.6.36-rc5-mm1+ #201
Call Trace:
[<ffffffff81041224>] __might_sleep+0x12d/0x131
[<ffffffff8104f4af>] get_online_cpus+0x1c/0x51
[<ffffffff8110eedb>] mem_cgroup_read_stat+0x27/0xa3
[<ffffffff811125d2>] mem_cgroup_page_stat+0x131/0x23f
[<ffffffff811124a1>] ? mem_cgroup_page_stat+0x0/0x23f
[<ffffffff810d57c3>] global_dirty_limits+0x42/0xf8
[<ffffffff810d58b3>] throttle_vm_writeout+0x3a/0xb4
[<ffffffff810dc2f8>] shrink_zone+0x3e6/0x3f8
[<ffffffff81074a35>] ? ktime_get_ts+0xb2/0xbf
[<ffffffff810dd1aa>] do_try_to_free_pages+0x106/0x478
[<ffffffff810dd601>] try_to_free_mem_cgroup_pages+0xe5/0x14c
[<ffffffff8110f947>] mem_cgroup_hierarchical_reclaim+0x314/0x3a2
[<ffffffff81111b31>] __mem_cgroup_try_charge+0x29b/0x593
[<ffffffff8111194a>] ? __mem_cgroup_try_charge+0xb4/0x593
[<ffffffff81071258>] ? local_clock+0x40/0x59
[<ffffffff81009015>] ? sched_clock+0x9/0xd
[<ffffffff810710d5>] ? sched_clock_local+0x1c/0x82
[<ffffffff8111398a>] mem_cgroup_charge_common+0x4b/0x76
[<ffffffff81141469>] ? bio_add_page+0x36/0x38
[<ffffffff81113ba9>] mem_cgroup_cache_charge+0x1f4/0x214
[<ffffffff810cd195>] add_to_page_cache_locked+0x4a/0x148

Acked-by: Greg Thelen <gthelen at google.com>
Signed-off-by: Balbir Singh <balbir at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
 mm/memcontrol.c |    4 ++--
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/memcontrol.c b/mm/memcontrol.c
index f876919..412ce73 100644
--- a/mm/memcontrol.c
+++ b/mm/memcontrol.c
@@ -588,7 +588,6 @@ static s64 mem_cgroup_read_stat(struct mem_cgroup *mem,
 	int cpu;
 	s64 val = 0;
-	get_online_cpus();
 		val += per_cpu(mem->stat->count[idx], cpu);
@@ -596,7 +595,6 @@ static s64 mem_cgroup_read_stat(struct mem_cgroup *mem,
 	val += mem->nocpu_base.count[idx];
-	put_online_cpus();
 	return val;
@@ -1300,6 +1298,7 @@ s64 mem_cgroup_page_stat(enum mem_cgroup_nr_pages_item item)
 	struct mem_cgroup *iter;
 	s64 value;
+	get_online_cpus();
 	mem = mem_cgroup_from_task(current);
 	if (mem && !mem_cgroup_is_root(mem)) {
@@ -1321,6 +1320,7 @@ s64 mem_cgroup_page_stat(enum mem_cgroup_nr_pages_item item)
 	} else
 		value = -EINVAL;
+	put_online_cpus();
 	return value;

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