[PATCH 6/7] cifs: Don't use PF_MEMALLOC
kosaki.motohiro at jp.fujitsu.com
Tue Nov 17 23:31:19 MST 2009
> It is hard to follow exactly what this flag does in /mm (other than try
> harder on memory allocations) - I haven't found much about this flag (e.g.
> http://lwn.net/Articles/246928/) but it does look like most of the fs no
> longer set this (except xfs) e.g. ext3_ordered_writepage. When running out
> of memory in the cifs_demultiplex_thread it will retry 3 seconds later, but
> if memory allocations ever fail in this path we could potentially be holding
> up (an already issued write in) writepages for that period by not having
> memory to get the response to see if the write succeeded.
> We pass in few flags for these memory allocation requests: GFP_NOFS (on the
> mempool_alloc) and SLAB_HWCACHE_ALIGN (on the kmem_cache_create of the pool)
> should we be passing in other flags on the allocations?
I don't think you need change more.
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