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    SubjectRe: Upd: [PATCH NG] alloc_pages_limit & pages_min
    On Fridayen den 24 August 2001 11:25, Stephan von Krawczynski wrote:
    > On Thu, 23 Aug 2001 21:28:44 +0200
    > Roger Larsson <> wrote:
    > > Riel convinced be to back off a part of the patch.
    > > Here comes an updated one.
    > Hello Roger,
    > this does not solve my problem with NFS-copies. Just for information. I
    > tried and did not work. Besides I expected the patch to make the free pages
    > pool somehow bigger during file-copies, but ended up with this situation:
    > [snip]
    > The MemFree isn't really a lot compared to inact_dirty. knfsd fails at
    > least.

    Wait a minute - knfsd... hmm...
    Suppose knfsd allock without the wait flag - then it could cause this problems
    by itself...

    > Aug 21 20:14:51 admin kernel: __alloc_pages: 3-order allocation failed
    > (gfp=0x20/0).

    Who is doing thise allocs?
    Add a printout of current->pid with format %d
    I bet it is knfsd itself (or a driver it uses).

    Another thing to try is to run with non kernel nfs...


    Roger Larsson
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