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    SubjectRe: [patch 1/5] mm: add nofail variants of kmalloc kcalloc and kzalloc
    On Wed, 25 Aug 2010, Ted Ts'o wrote:

    > A pool of free pages which is reserved for routines that are doing
    > page cleaning would probably also be a good idea. Maybe that's just
    > retrying with GFP_ATOMIC if a normal allocation fails, or maybe we
    > need our own special pool, or maybe we need to dynamically resize the
    > GFP_ATOMIC pool based on how many subsystems might need to use it....
    >

    PF_MEMALLOC is used for those tasks, not GFP_ATOMIC.


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