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    SubjectRe: OOM-killer too aggressive?
    Chuck Ebbert wrote:
    > DMA free:44kB min:32kB low:40kB high:48kB active:0kB inactive:0kB
    > present:15728kB pages_scanned:0 all_unreclaimable? yes

    I think the big question is who used up all the DMA zone.. Surely not
    the floppy driver..

    > So it will try to allocate half its first request if that fails, then
    > fall back to non-DMA memory as a last resort, but doesn't get a chance
    > because the OOM killer gets invoked. Maybe we need a new flag that says
    > "fail me immediately if no memory available"?

    I think __GFP_NORETRY already does this.. There is also __GFP_NOWARN
    which suppresses the allocation failure warning, not sure if we want
    that or not..

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