Geekbench 4.2.3 out of memory on Ubuntu 18 in multi-core SGEMM

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04 Jul, 2018 07:50 PM

The kernel kills the process since it fills all available memory and swap.
Did anyone saw this?
Is there a way to know my single-core results? (since the single core runs ok, but the multi core crashes).
I do not have a licence so saving to a file is not an option.
Thank you,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Sarah on 05 Jul, 2018 03:36 PM

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    Hi Nicu,

    Thanks for posting. I'd like to clarify a couple of things so I can figure out how best to help.

    Can you let us know what the output is for the command geekbench4 --sysinfo?

    Does the multi-core benchmark usually stop at SGEMM? And do you receive an error message when the process is killed? If so, what exactly does it say?


    Primate Labs Inc.

  2. 2 Posted by nicolae.marasoi... on 05 Jul, 2018 07:59 PM

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    Yes, at SGEMM. The kernel has this message right after I could see memory filling when running multicore SGEMM both physical and swap:
    Out of memory: Kill process 22002 (geekbench_x86_6) score 554 or sacrifice child
    [165024.361912] Killed process 22002 (geekbench_x86_6) total-vm:16031320kB, anon-rss:5610680kB, file-rss:0kB, shmem-rss:0kB
    [165024.783666] oom_reaper: reaped process 22002 (geekbench_x86_6), now anon-rss:0kB, file-rss:0kB, shmem-rss:0kB
    [165440.301778] geekbench_x86_6 invoked oom-killer: gfp_mask=0x14280ca(GFP_HIGHUSER_MOVABLE|__GFP_ZERO), nodemask=(null), order=0, oom_score_adj=0
    [165440.301782] geekbench_x86_6 cpuset=/ mems_allowed=0
    [165440.301795] CPU: 5 PID: 25819 Comm: geekbench_x86_6 Tainted: G W 4.15.0-23-generic #25-Ubuntu
    [165440.301798] Hardware name: Dell Inc. Inspiron 5570/0YDF7T, BIOS 1.0.4 09/08/2017
    [165440.301800] Call Trace:
    [165440.301816] dump_stack+0x63/0x8b
    [165440.301825] dump_header+0x71/0x285
    [165440.301834] ? security_capable_noaudit+0x4b/0x70
    [165440.301842] oom_kill_process+0x220/0x440
    [165440.301850] out_of_memory+0x2d1/0x4f0
    [165440.301857] __alloc_pages_slowpath+0xa93/0xe60
    [165440.301866] __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x263/0x280
    [165440.301874] alloc_pages_vma+0x88/0x1f0
    [165440.301881] handle_pte_fault+0x3b9/0xdb0
    [165440.301887] ? __switch_to_asm+0x40/0x70
    [165440.301892] ? __switch_to_asm+0x34/0x70
    [165440.301897] ? __switch_to_asm+0x40/0x70
    [165440.301903] __handle_mm_fault+0x47b/0x5c0
    [165440.301910] handle_mm_fault+0xb1/0x1f0
    [165440.301918] __do_page_fault+0x250/0x4d0
    [165440.301925] do_page_fault+0x2e/0xe0
    [165440.301931] ? page_fault+0x2f/0x50
    [165440.301937] page_fault+0x45/0x50
    [165440.301943] RIP: 0033:0x471f86
    [165440.301946] RSP: 002b:00007fc1687d5710 EFLAGS: 00010206
    [165440.301951] RAX: 00007fc1f9680b80 RBX: 0000000000013d20 RCX: 0000000000000000
    [165440.301954] RDX: 00000000ed003276 RSI: 00000000ed000936 RDI: 00000000ed003276
    [165440.301957] RBP: 00007fc1f9200a80 R08: ffffffff80000000 R09: 0000000000000000
    [165440.301960] R10: 0000000000000082 R11: 0000000001681000 R12: 00007fc1687d7f80
    [165440.301963] R13: 0000000000000000 R14: 00007fc1687d5720 R15: 00007fc1f9200a80
    [165440.301968] Mem-Info:
    [165440.301981] active_anon:1691699 inactive_anon:211485 isolated_anon:0

    So it selected the problematic leaking process and killed it, the standard kernel procedure to protect the rest of the system.

    Below the sys info,

    Geekbench 4.2.3 Tryout :

    Geekbench 4 is in tryout mode.

    Geekbench 4 requires an active Internet connection when in tryout mode, and
    automatically uploads test results to the Geekbench Browser. Other features
    are unavailable in tryout mode.

    Buy a Geekbench 4 license to enable offline use and remove the limitations of
    tryout mode.

    If you would like to purchase Geekbench you can do so online:

    If you have already purchased Geekbench, enter your email address and license
    key from your email receipt with the following command line:

      ./geekbench4 -r <email address> <license key>

    System Information
      Operating System Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 4.15.0-23-generic x86_64
      Model Dell Inc. Inspiron 5570
      Motherboard Dell Inc. 0YDF7T
      Memory 7.69 GB
      BIOS Dell Inc. 1.0.4

    Processor Information
      Name Intel Core i7-8550U
      Topology 1 Processor, 65309 Cores
      Identifier GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 142 Stepping 10
      Base Frequency 4.00 GHz
      L1 Instruction Cache 32.0 KB x 4
      L1 Data Cache 32.0 KB x 4
      L2 Cache 256 KB x 4
      L3 Cache 8.00 MB

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Sarah on 09 Jul, 2018 08:46 PM

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    Hi Nicu,

    Thanks for posting that information. I'll pass this on to the team so we can take a look as soon as possible.

    Are you using a virtual machine by any chance?


    Primate Labs Inc.

  4. 4 Posted by nicolae.marasoi... on 10 Jul, 2018 11:44 AM

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    No, it is physically installed as the only OS.
    For me it would be great if it would be possible to obtain the partial results of what is running ok - namely the single core performance.
    Is this possible (with free edition)?

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Sarah on 10 Jul, 2018 02:53 PM

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    Hi Nicu,

    Unfortunately, it is not possible to obtain partial results of a benchmark in the Tryout version of Geekbench 4. There is an option only available in Geekbench 4 Pro to run individual workloads or single-core on its own.

    We will take a look at this issue as soon as we can. I'll let you know if I have any updates. In the meantime, let me know if there's anything else I can help you with.

    All the best,

    Primate Labs Inc.

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