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    SubjectRe: [patch 2/3] memcg: prevent endless loop when charging huge pages to near-limit group
    On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 11:03 PM, Johannes Weiner <> wrote:
    > If reclaim after a failed charging was unsuccessful, the limits are
    > checked again, just in case they settled by means of other tasks.
    > This is all fine as long as every charge is of size PAGE_SIZE, because
    > in that case, being below the limit means having at least PAGE_SIZE
    > bytes available.
    > But with transparent huge pages, we may end up in an endless loop
    > where charging and reclaim fail, but we keep going because the limits
    > are not yet exceeded, although not allowing for a huge page.
    > Fix this up by explicitely checking for enough room, not just whether
    > we are within limits.
    > Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <>
    Reviewed-by: Minchan Kim <>

    Kind regards,
    Minchan Kim

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