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SubjectRe: [PATCH 02/10] mm: system wide ALLOC_NO_WATERMARK
On Mon, 6 Aug 2007, Daniel Phillips wrote:

> On Monday 06 August 2007 11:42, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> > On Mon, 6 Aug 2007, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> > > Currently your system likely would have died here, so ending up
> > > with a reserve page temporarily on the wrong node is already an
> > > improvement.
> >
> > The system would have died? Why?
>
> Because a block device may have deadlocked here, leaving the system
> unable to clean dirty memory, or unable to load executables over the
> network for example.

So this is a locking problem that has not been taken care of?

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