mm: fork: fix kernel_stack memcg stats for various stack implementations

Depending on CONFIG_VMAP_STACK and the THREAD_SIZE / PAGE_SIZE ratio the
space for task stacks can be allocated using __vmalloc_node_range(),
alloc_pages_node() and kmem_cache_alloc_node().

In the first and the second cases page->mem_cgroup pointer is set, but
in the third it's not: memcg membership of a slab page should be
determined using the memcg_from_slab_page() function, which looks at
page->slab_cache->memcg_params.memcg .  In this case, using
mod_memcg_page_state() (as in account_kernel_stack()) is incorrect:
page->mem_cgroup pointer is NULL even for pages charged to a non-root
memory cgroup.

It can lead to kernel_stack per-memcg counters permanently showing 0 on
some architectures (depending on the configuration).

In order to fix it, let's introduce a mod_memcg_obj_state() helper,
which takes a pointer to a kernel object as a first argument, uses
mem_cgroup_from_obj() to get a RCU-protected memcg pointer and calls
mod_memcg_state().  It allows to handle all possible configurations
(CONFIG_VMAP_STACK and various THREAD_SIZE/PAGE_SIZE values) without
spilling any memcg/kmem specifics into fork.c .

Note: This is a special version of the patch created for stable
backports.  It contains code from the following two patches:
  - mm: memcg/slab: introduce mem_cgroup_from_obj()
  - mm: fork: fix kernel_stack memcg stats for various stack implementations

[ introduce mem_cgroup_from_obj()]
Fixes: 4d96ba353075 ("mm: memcg/slab: stop setting page->mem_cgroup pointer for slab pages")
Signed-off-by: Roman Gushchin <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Reviewed-by: Shakeel Butt <>
Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <>
Cc: Michal Hocko <>
Cc: Bharata B Rao <>
Cc: Shakeel Butt <>
Cc: <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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