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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.

Nikita.
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