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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/3] mm/swapfile: make security_vm_enough_memory_mm() work as expected
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Miaohe Lin <linmiaohe@huawei.com> writes:

> security_vm_enough_memory_mm() checks whether a process has enough memory
> to allocate a new virtual mapping. And total_swap_pages is considered as
> available memory while swapoff tries to make sure there's enough memory
> that can hold the swapped out memory. But total_swap_pages contains the
> swap space that is being swapoff. So security_vm_enough_memory_mm() will
> success even if there's no memory to hold the swapped out memory because
> total_swap_pages always greater than or equal to p->pages.

Per my understanding, swapoff will not allocate virtual mapping by
itself. But after swapoff, the overcommit limit could be exceeded.
security_vm_enough_memory_mm() is used to check that. For example, in a
system with 4GB memory and 8GB swap, and 10GB is in use,

CommitLimit: 4+8 = 12GB
Committed_AS: 10GB

security_vm_enough_memory_mm() in swapoff() will fail because
10+8 = 18 > 12. This is expected because after swapoff, the overcommit
limit will be exceeded.

If 3GB is in use,

CommitLimit: 4+8 = 12GB
Committed_AS: 3GB

security_vm_enough_memory_mm() in swapoff() will succeed because
3+8 = 11 < 12. This is expected because after swapoff, the overcommit
limit will not be exceeded.

So, what's the real problem of the original implementation? Can you
show it with an example as above?

Best Regards,
Huang, Ying

> In order to fix it, p->pages should be retracted from total_swap_pages
> first and then check whether there's enough memory for inuse swap pages.
>
> Signed-off-by: Miaohe Lin <linmiaohe@huawei.com>

[snip]

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