ksm: react on changing "sleep_millisecs" parameter faster
authorKirill Tkhai <ktkhai@virtuozzo.com>
Fri, 28 Dec 2018 08:38:40 +0000 (00:38 -0800)
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Fri, 28 Dec 2018 20:11:51 +0000 (12:11 -0800)
ksm thread unconditionally sleeps in ksm_scan_thread() after each
iteration:

schedule_timeout_interruptible(
msecs_to_jiffies(ksm_thread_sleep_millisecs))

The timeout is configured in /sys/kernel/mm/ksm/sleep_millisecs.

In case of user writes a big value by a mistake, and the thread enters
into schedule_timeout_interruptible(), it's not possible to cancel the
sleep by writing a new smaler value; the thread is just sleeping till
timeout expires.

The patch fixes the problem by waking the thread each time after the value
is updated.

This also may be useful for debug purposes; and also for userspace
daemons, which change sleep_millisecs value in dependence of system load.

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/154454107680.3258.3558002210423531566.stgit@localhost.localdomain
Signed-off-by: Kirill Tkhai <ktkhai@virtuozzo.com>
Acked-by: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@gmail.com>
Reviewed-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
mm/ksm.c

index 38c0360..6c48ad1 100644 (file)
--- a/mm/ksm.c
+++ b/mm/ksm.c
@@ -296,6 +296,7 @@ static unsigned long ksm_run = KSM_RUN_STOP;
 static void wait_while_offlining(void);
 
 static DECLARE_WAIT_QUEUE_HEAD(ksm_thread_wait);
+static DECLARE_WAIT_QUEUE_HEAD(ksm_iter_wait);
 static DEFINE_MUTEX(ksm_thread_mutex);
 static DEFINE_SPINLOCK(ksm_mmlist_lock);
 
@@ -2388,6 +2389,8 @@ static int ksmd_should_run(void)
 
 static int ksm_scan_thread(void *nothing)
 {
+       unsigned int sleep_ms;
+
        set_freezable();
        set_user_nice(current, 5);
 
@@ -2401,8 +2404,10 @@ static int ksm_scan_thread(void *nothing)
                try_to_freeze();
 
                if (ksmd_should_run()) {
-                       schedule_timeout_interruptible(
-                               msecs_to_jiffies(ksm_thread_sleep_millisecs));
+                       sleep_ms = READ_ONCE(ksm_thread_sleep_millisecs);
+                       wait_event_interruptible_timeout(ksm_iter_wait,
+                               sleep_ms != READ_ONCE(ksm_thread_sleep_millisecs),
+                               msecs_to_jiffies(sleep_ms));
                } else {
                        wait_event_freezable(ksm_thread_wait,
                                ksmd_should_run() || kthread_should_stop());
@@ -2821,6 +2826,7 @@ static ssize_t sleep_millisecs_store(struct kobject *kobj,
                return -EINVAL;
 
        ksm_thread_sleep_millisecs = msecs;
+       wake_up_interruptible(&ksm_iter_wait);
 
        return count;
 }