oom: clear TIF_MEMDIE after oom_reaper managed to unmap the address space

When oom_reaper manages to unmap all the eligible vmas there shouldn't
be much of the freable memory held by the oom victim left anymore so it
makes sense to clear the TIF_MEMDIE flag for the victim and allow the
OOM killer to select another task.

The lack of TIF_MEMDIE also means that the victim cannot access memory
reserves anymore but that shouldn't be a problem because it would get
the access again if it needs to allocate and hits the OOM killer again
due to the fatal_signal_pending resp.  PF_EXITING check.  We can safely
hide the task from the OOM killer because it is clearly not a good
candidate anymore as everyhing reclaimable has been torn down already.

This patch will allow to cap the time an OOM victim can keep TIF_MEMDIE
and thus hold off further global OOM killer actions granted the oom
reaper is able to take mmap_sem for the associated mm struct.  This is
not guaranteed now but further steps should make sure that mmap_sem for
write should be blocked killable which will help to reduce such a lock
contention.  This is not done by this patch.

Note that exit_oom_victim might be called on a remote task from
__oom_reap_task now so we have to check and clear the flag atomically
otherwise we might race and underflow oom_victims or wake up waiters too

Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Suggested-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
Suggested-by: Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@I-love.SAKURA.ne.jp>
Cc: Andrea Argangeli <andrea@kernel.org>
Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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