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    SubjectRe: [patch 0/15] LogFS take five
    On Tue, Apr 01 2008, wrote:
    > And it is currently reasonably simple to run into a deadlock when
    > using logfs on a block device. The problem appears to be the block
    > layer allocating memory for its cache without GFP_NOFS, so that under
    > memory pressure logfs writes through block layer may recurse back to
    > logfs writes.

    So you mean for writes through the page cache, you are seeing pages
    allocated with __GFP_FS set?

    > Not entirely sure who is to blame for this bug and how to
    > solve it.

    A good starting point would be doing a stack trace dump in logfs if you
    see such back recursion into the fs. A quick guess would be a missing
    setting of mapping gfp mask?

    Jens Axboe

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