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    Subject[PATCH 0/3] Suppress page allocator warnings about order >= MAX_ORDER (resend)
    This is a resend of the series to suppress warnings when the order is too
    high but the caller knows how to handle it. The possible problematic patch
    in this series is patch 3 altering dccp. A better fix for that problem would
    be to use alloc_large_system_hash() and replace the code in question. A
    patch to do that could be buried in a git tree somewhere and the people
    cc'd should know if it exists and where.

    The page allocator warns once when callers specify an order that is too
    high. This is because the path is slow and it's important to verify that
    callers are really doing the right thing and recovering by specifying
    smaller orders rather than simply falling back to vmalloc().

    The problem is that there is no way of suppressing the warning when the
    callers are doing the right thing. Patch 1 of this series allows the warning
    to be suppressed with __GFP_NOWARN. The second two patches suppress warnings
    generated by the profile= and the DCCP network protocol as those callers
    are recovering in a sensible fashion.

    kernel/profile.c | 5 +++--
    mm/page_alloc.c | 4 +++-
    net/dccp/proto.c | 4 ++--
    3 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

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