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SubjectRe: [PATCH 03/33] mm: slub: add knowledge of reserve pages
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On Wednesday 31 October 2007 03:04, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> Restrict objects from reserve slabs (ALLOC_NO_WATERMARKS) to allocation
> contexts that are entitled to it.
>
> Care is taken to only touch the SLUB slow path.
>
> This is done to ensure reserve pages don't leak out and get consumed.

I think this is generally a good idea (to prevent slab allocators
from stealing reserve). However I naively think the implementation
is a bit overengineered and thus has a few holes.

Humour me, what was the problem with failing the slab allocation
(actually, not fail but just call into the page allocator to do
correct waiting / reclaim) in the slowpath if the process fails the
watermark checks?
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