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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/6] lightnvm: pblk: check for failed mempool alloc.
On Wed, Sep 06, 2017 at 09:09:29AM -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On 09/06/2017 09:08 AM, Johannes Thumshirn wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 06, 2017 at 05:01:01PM +0200, Javier González wrote:
> >> Check for failed mempool allocations and act accordingly.
> >
> > Are you sure it is needed? Quoting from mempool_alloc()s Documentation:
> > "[...] Note that due to preallocation, this function *never* fails when called
> > from process contexts. (it might fail if called from an IRQ context.) [...]"
>
> It's not needed, mempool() will never fail if __GFP_WAIT is set in the
> mask. The use case here is GFP_KERNEL, which does include __GFP_WAIT.

Exactly. Maybe I shouldn't have it phrased as a question though...

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