Commit 7ad3f188 authored by Yang Shi's avatar Yang Shi Committed by Linus Torvalds
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tools: slabinfo: add "-U" option to show unreclaimable slabs only

Patch series "oom: capture unreclaimable slab info in oom message", v10.

Recently we ran into a oom issue, kernel panic due to no killable
process.  The dmesg shows huge unreclaimable slabs used almost 100%
memory, but kdump doesn't capture vmcore due to some reason.

So, it may sound better to capture unreclaimable slab info in oom
message when kernel panic to aid trouble shooting and cover the corner
case.  Since kernel already panic, so capturing more information sounds
worthy and doesn't bother normal oom killer.

With the patchset, tools/vm/slabinfo has a new option, "-U", to show
unreclaimable slab only.

And, oom will print all non zero (num_objs * size != 0) unreclaimable
slabs in oom killer message.

This patch (of 3):

Add "-U" option to show unreclaimable slabs only.

"-U" and "-S" together can tell us what unreclaimable slabs use the most
memory to help debug huge unreclaimable slabs issue.


Signed-off-by: default avatarYang Shi <>
Acked-by: default avatarChristoph Lameter <>
Acked-by: default avatarDavid Rientjes <>
Cc: Pekka Enberg <>
Cc: Joonsoo Kim <>
Cc: Michal Hocko <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 47ee9d89
......@@ -84,6 +84,7 @@ int output_lines = -1;
int sort_loss;
int extended_totals;
int show_bytes;
int unreclaim_only;
/* Debug options */
int sanity;
......@@ -133,6 +134,7 @@ static void usage(void)
"-L|--Loss Sort by loss\n"
"-X|--Xtotals Show extended summary information\n"
"-B|--Bytes Show size in bytes\n"
"-U|--Unreclaim Show unreclaimable slabs only\n"
"\nValid debug options (FZPUT may be combined)\n"
"a / A Switch on all debug options (=FZUP)\n"
"- Switch off all debug options\n"
......@@ -569,6 +571,9 @@ static void slabcache(struct slabinfo *s)
if (strcmp(s->name, "*") == 0)
if (unreclaim_only && s->reclaim_account)
if (actual_slabs == 1) {
......@@ -1347,6 +1352,7 @@ struct option opts[] = {
{ "Loss", no_argument, NULL, 'L'},
{ "Xtotals", no_argument, NULL, 'X'},
{ "Bytes", no_argument, NULL, 'B'},
{ "Unreclaim", no_argument, NULL, 'U'},
{ NULL, 0, NULL, 0 }
......@@ -1358,7 +1364,7 @@ int main(int argc, char *argv[])
page_size = getpagesize();
while ((c = getopt_long(argc, argv, "aAd::Defhil1noprstvzTSN:LXB",
while ((c = getopt_long(argc, argv, "aAd::Defhil1noprstvzTSN:LXBU",
opts, NULL)) != -1)
switch (c) {
case '1':
......@@ -1439,6 +1445,9 @@ int main(int argc, char *argv[])
case 'B':
show_bytes = 1;
case 'U':
unreclaim_only = 1;
fatal("%s: Invalid option '%c'\n", argv[0], optopt);
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