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Out-of-memory (OOM) system

This file contains information about the systems that watch for and respond to out-of-memory (OOM) events.

Behavior

When the system runs out of memory and the kernel OOM thread is running, you should see a series of log messages like:

OOM: 5915.8M free (+0B) / 8072.4M total
OOM: oom_lowmem(shortfall_bytes=524288) called
OOM: Process mapped committed bytes:
OOM:   proc  1043  397M 'bin/devmgr'
OOM:   proc  2107   88M 'driver_host:pci#1:8086:1916'
OOM:   proc  1297   12M 'virtual-console'
OOM:   proc  3496   17M 'netstack'
OOM:   proc  4157  170M 'flutter:userpicker_device_shell'
OOM:   proc 28708  353M 'flutter:armadillo_user_... (+3)'
OOM:   proc 31584    9M 'dart:weather_agent'
OOM:   proc 32093   14M 'dart:mi_dashboard.dartx'
OOM: Finding a job to kill...
OOM:   (skip) job  57930 'story-8cf82cb9f742d9ecc77f1d449'
OOM:   (skip) job  37434 'story-10293ae401bc0358b3ce52d2a'
OOM:   *KILL* job  29254 'agent'
OOM:        + proc 32093  run 'dart:mi_dashboard.dartx'
OOM:        = 1 running procs (1 total), 0 jobs
OOM:   (next) job  29247 'agent'
OOM:   (next) job  29240 'agent'
OOM:   (next) job  29233 'agent'

The first line shows the current state of system memory:

OOM: 45.8M free (-12.4M) / 8072.4M total

The next section prints a list of processes that are consuming large amounts of memory, in no particular order:

OOM: Process mapped committed bytes:
OOM:   proc  1043  397M 'bin/devmgr'
OOM:   proc  2107   88M 'driver_host:pci#1:8086:1916'
OOM:   proc  1297   12M 'virtual-console'
OOM:   ...
             ^koid  ^mem

The next section shows the walk through the ranked job list, printing skipped jobs (which don't have killable process descendants), the job that will be killed, and the next jobs on the chopping block:

OOM: Finding a job to kill...
OOM:   (skip) job  57930 'story-8cf82cb9f742d9ecc77f1d449'
OOM:   (skip) job  37434 'story-10293ae401bc0358b3ce52d2a'
OOM:   *KILL* job  29254 'agent'
OOM:        + proc 32093  run 'dart:mi_dashboard.dartx'
OOM:        = 1 running procs (1 total), 0 jobs
OOM:   (next) job  29247 'agent'
OOM:   (next) job  29240 'agent'
OOM:   (next) job  29233 'agent'

                   ^koid ^name

The *KILL* entry will also show all process descendants of the to-be-killed job.

Components

OOM-ranker driver

TODO(dbort/maniscalco): Implement and document.