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    SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] trace: Set __GFP_NORETRY flag for ring buffer allocating process
    On Tue, 7 Jun 2011, Vaibhav Nagarnaik wrote:

    > The tracing ring buffer is allocated from kernel memory. While
    > allocating a large chunk of memory, OOM might happen which destabilizes
    > the system. Thus random processes might get killed during the
    > allocation.
    >
    > This patch adds __GFP_NORETRY flag to the ring buffer allocation calls
    > to make it fail more gracefully if the system will not be able to
    > complete the allocation request.
    >
    > Signed-off-by: Vaibhav Nagarnaik <vnagarnaik@google.com>

    Acked-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>


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