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SubjectRe: [patch] my latest oom stuff
On Sun, 25 Oct 1998, MOLNAR Ingo wrote:

>there is one more, not that i think it makes a difference in this case,
>but i'd better put it into the public domain before someone gets bitten by
>it: the RAID1 code has some critical places where it cannot allow a NULL
>pointer, thus it does an infinit looping for a free page. The reason for

I am not using raid. I am using a simple standard hardware configuration.

CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL=y
CONFIG_M586=y
CONFIG_MODULES=y
CONFIG_MODVERSIONS=y
CONFIG_KMOD=y
CONFIG_NET=y
CONFIG_PCI=y
CONFIG_PCI_BIOS=y
CONFIG_SYSVIPC=y
CONFIG_SYSCTL=y
CONFIG_BINFMT_ELF=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDE=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDISK=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEPCI=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDMA=y
CONFIG_IDEDMA_AUTO=y
CONFIG_FIREWALL=y
CONFIG_UNIX=y
CONFIG_INET=y
CONFIG_IP_FIREWALL=y
CONFIG_IP_MASQUERADE=y
CONFIG_IP_NOSR=y
CONFIG_SKB_LARGE=y
CONFIG_NETDEVICES=y
CONFIG_NET_ETHERNET=y
CONFIG_NET_VENDOR_3COM=y
CONFIG_EL3=y
CONFIG_VT=y
CONFIG_VT_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_EXT2_FS=y
CONFIG_JOLIET=y
CONFIG_PROC_FS=y
CONFIG_NLS=y
CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_LOWLEVEL_SOUND=y
CONFIG_MAGIC_SYSRQ=y

In all experiments I never use modules.

>RAID5 is already fixed, it does preallocation so we can always atomically
>allocate stuff for a while IO transaction, but RAID1 isnt yet ...
>[RAID0/LINEAR is not affected.]

Thanks for the info mingo!

Andrea Arcangeli


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