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Subject[PATCH] regression: vmalloc easily fail.
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Commit db64fe02258f1507e13fe5212a989922323685ce broke
KVM (the symptom) for me. The cause is that vmalloc
allocations fail, despite of the fact that /proc/meminfo
shows plenty of vmalloc space available.

After some investigation, it seems to me that the current
way to compute the next addr in the rb-tree transversal
leaves a spare page between each allocation. After a few
allocations, regardless of their size, we run out of vmalloc
space.

Signed-off-by: Glauber Costa <glommer@redhat.com>
Cc: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@goop.org>
Cc: Krzysztof Helt <krzysztof.h1@poczta.fm>
---
mm/vmalloc.c | 2 +-
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
diff --git a/mm/vmalloc.c b/mm/vmalloc.c
index 0365369..a33b0d1 100644
--- a/mm/vmalloc.c
+++ b/mm/vmalloc.c
@@ -363,7 +363,7 @@ retry:
}

while (addr + size >= first->va_start && addr + size <= vend) {
- addr = ALIGN(first->va_end + PAGE_SIZE, align);
+ addr = ALIGN(first->va_end, align);

n = rb_next(&first->rb_node);
if (n)
--
1.5.6.5


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