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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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