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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] slab,slub: ignore __GFP_WAIT if we're booting or suspending
On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 07:59:34PM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
>
> > Maybe if we just not make it a general "tweak gfpflag" bit (at
> > least not until a bit more discussion), but a specific workaround
> > for the local_irq_enable in early boot problem.
> >
> > Seems like it would not be hard to track things down if we add
> > a warning if we have GFP_WAIT and interrupts are not enabled...
>
> But tweaking local_irq_enable() will have a lot more performance & bloat
> impact overall on the normal case.

(sorry for the late replies. I've been sick and missed a few
things over the past week or two... not that this is a really
urgent issue ;))

I was not proposing to put a branch in local_irq_enable ;)
but to use local_irq_save/restore in the slab allocators rather
than unconditional.



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