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SubjectRe: [PATCH] JBD: use GFP_NOFS in kmalloc
On Sep 19, 2007  12:22 -0700, Mingming Cao wrote:
> Convert the GFP_KERNEL flag used in JBD/JBD2 to GFP_NOFS, consistent
> with the rest of kmalloc flag used in the JBD/JBD2 layer.
>
> @@ -653,7 +653,7 @@ static journal_t * journal_init_common (
> - journal = kmalloc(sizeof(*journal), GFP_KERNEL);
> + journal = kmalloc(sizeof(*journal), GFP_NOFS);
> @@ -723,7 +723,7 @@ journal_t * journal_init_dev(struct bloc
> - journal->j_wbuf = kmalloc(n * sizeof(struct buffer_head*), GFP_KERNEL);
> + journal->j_wbuf = kmalloc(n * sizeof(struct buffer_head*), GFP_NOFS);
> @@ -777,7 +777,7 @@ journal_t * journal_init_inode (struct i
> - journal->j_wbuf = kmalloc(n * sizeof(struct buffer_head*), GFP_KERNEL);
> + journal->j_wbuf = kmalloc(n * sizeof(struct buffer_head*), GFP_NOFS);

Is there a reason for this change except "it's in a filesystem, so it
should be GFP_NOFS"? We are only doing journal setup during mount so
there shouldn't be any problem using GFP_KERNEL. I don't think it will
inject any defect into the code, but I don't think it is needed either.

Cheers, Andreas
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Andreas Dilger
Principal Software Engineer
Cluster File Systems, Inc.

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