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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Remove OOM killer from try_to_free_pages / all_unreclaimable braindamage
    Andrea Arcangeli writes:
    > On Sat, Nov 06, 2004 at 12:26:57PM +1100, Nick Piggin wrote:
    > > need to be performed and have no failure path. For example __GFP_REPEAT.
    > all allocations should have a failure path to avoid deadlocks. But in

    This is not currently possible for a complex operation that allocates
    multiple pages and has always complete as a whole.

    We need page-reservation API of some sort. There were several attempts
    to introduce this, but none get into mainline.

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