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From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
To: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Marcin Wojtas <mw@semihalf.com>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mm, slaub: Add __GFP_ATOMIC to the GFP reclaim mask
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:36:08 +0200
Message-ID: <20160614063608.GA5681@dhcp22.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20160610093832.GK2527@techsingularity.net>

On Fri 10-06-16 10:38:32, Mel Gorman wrote:
> Commit d0164adc89f6 ("mm, page_alloc: distinguish between being unable to
> sleep, unwilling to sleep and avoiding waking kswapd") modified __GFP_WAIT
> to explicitly identify the difference between atomic callers and those that
> were unwilling to sleep. Later the definition was removed entirely.
> 
> The GFP_RECLAIM_MASK is the set of flags that affect watermark checking
> and reclaim behaviour but __GFP_ATOMIC was never added. Without it, atomic
> users of the slab allocator strip the __GFP_ATOMIC flag and cannot access
> the page allocator atomic reserves.  This patch addresses the problem.
> 
> The user-visible impact depends on the workload but potentially atomic
> allocations unnecessarily fail without this path.
> 
> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> # 4.4+
> Reported-by: Marcin Wojtas <mw@semihalf.com>
> Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>

Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>

> ---
>  mm/internal.h | 3 ++-
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/mm/internal.h b/mm/internal.h
> index a37e5b6f9d25..2524ec880e24 100644
> --- a/mm/internal.h
> +++ b/mm/internal.h
> @@ -24,7 +24,8 @@
>   */
>  #define GFP_RECLAIM_MASK (__GFP_RECLAIM|__GFP_HIGH|__GFP_IO|__GFP_FS|\
>  			__GFP_NOWARN|__GFP_REPEAT|__GFP_NOFAIL|\
> -			__GFP_NORETRY|__GFP_MEMALLOC|__GFP_NOMEMALLOC)
> +			__GFP_NORETRY|__GFP_MEMALLOC|__GFP_NOMEMALLOC|\
> +			__GFP_ATOMIC)
>  
>  /* The GFP flags allowed during early boot */
>  #define GFP_BOOT_MASK (__GFP_BITS_MASK & ~(__GFP_RECLAIM|__GFP_IO|__GFP_FS))
> 
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2016-06-10  9:38 Mel Gorman
2016-06-10 10:12 ` Vlastimil Babka
2016-06-14  6:36 ` Michal Hocko [this message]

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