Kernel 2.6.30: Memory/XFS leak, OOM killer kills many processes

Felix Blyakher felixb at sgi.com
Thu Jun 11 14:02:53 CDT 2009


On Jun 11, 2009, at 12:31 PM, Eric Sandeen wrote:

> Justin Piszcz wrote:
>>
>> On Thu, 11 Jun 2009, Justin Piszcz wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I have a daily cron that backs up my root filesystem using  
>>> xfsdump, it has
>>> remain unchanged for at least 7-10 kernel versions.  When I  
>>> migrated to
>>> 2.6.30, when the xfsdump ran at its scheduled time, nearly all of my
>>> processes were killed due to an OOM situation, I can reproduce the  
>>> situation.
>>>
>>> Kernel: 2.6.30
>>> Dist: Debian Testing
>>> xfsdump: 2.2.48-1
>>
>> Kernel 2.6.29.4 does not exhibit this problem:
>>
>> xfsdump: estimated dump size: 8694781376 bytes
>> xfsdump: creating dump session media file 0 (media 0, file 0)
>> xfsdump: dumping ino map
>> xfsdump: dumping directories
>> xfsdump: dumping non-directory files
>> xfsdump: ending media file
>> xfsdump: media file size 8294709848 bytes
>> xfsdump: dump size (non-dir files) : 8208863560 bytes
>> xfsdump: dump complete: 102 seconds elapsed
>> xfsdump: Dump Status: SUCCESS
>>
>> XFS(?) bug in 2.6.30.
>
> Any chance for a bisect run? :)

Well, Hedi (@sgi) pointed out to the problem without
bisect :)

commit 28e211700a81b0a934b6c7a4b8e7dda843634d2f
Author: Christoph Hellwig <hch at infradead.org>
Date:   Tue Feb 24 08:39:02 2009 -0500

    xfs: fix getbmap vs mmap deadlock


we do allocate memory for out

    out = kmem_zalloc(bmv->bmv_count * sizeof(struct getbmapx),  
KM_MAYFAIL);

but I am not seeing where it's being released.

If I am reading the code correctly we need to handle the freeing in
in out_unlock_iolock.

The following should fix it:

diff --git a/fs/xfs/xfs_bmap.c b/fs/xfs/xfs_bmap.c
index 4b0f6ef..7928b99 100644
--- a/fs/xfs/xfs_bmap.c
+++ b/fs/xfs/xfs_bmap.c
@@ -6086,6 +6086,7 @@ xfs_getbmap(
                         break;
         }

+       kmem_free(out);
         return error;
  }


Felix

>
> Or, just as a thought, watch slabtop while you run the dump?
>
> -Eric
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