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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] mm, oom: distinguish blockable mode for mmu notifiers

On Fri 20-07-18 16:01:25, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:12:01 +0200 Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > Any suggestions regarding how the driver developers can test this code
> > > path?  I don't think we presently have a way to fake an oom-killing
> > > event?  Perhaps we should add such a thing, given the problems we're
> > > having with that feature.
> > 
> > The simplest way is to wrap an userspace code which uses these notifiers
> > into a memcg and set the hard limit to hit the oom. This can be done
> > e.g. after the test faults in all the mmu notifier managed memory and
> > set the hard limit to something really small. Then we are looking for a
> > proper process tear down.
> Chances are, some of the intended audience don't know how to do this
> and will either have to hunt down a lot of documentation or will just
> not test it.  But we want them to test it, so a little worked step-by-step
> example would help things along please.

I am willing to give more specific steps. Is anybody interested? From my
experience so far this is not something drivers developers using mmu
notifiers would be unfamiliar with.

Michal Hocko

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