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SubjectRe: __alloc_pages: 4-order allocation failed

On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:

> I am seeing this as well on 2.4.3 with both _get_free_pages() and
> kmalloc(). In the kmalloc case, the modules hang waiting
> for memory.

One possible source of this hang is due to the change below in
2.4.3, non GPF_ATOMIC and non-recursive allocations (PF_MEMALLOC is set)
will loop until the requested continuous memory is available.

Szaka

diff -u --recursive --new-file v2.4.2/linux/mm/page_alloc.c
linux/mm/page_alloc.c--- v2.4.2/linux/mm/page_alloc.c Sat Feb 3
19:51:32 2001
+++ linux/mm/page_alloc.c Tue Mar 20 15:05:46 2001
@@ -455,8 +455,7 @@
memory_pressure++;
try_to_free_pages(gfp_mask);
wakeup_bdflush(0);
- if (!order)
- goto try_again;
+ goto try_again;
}
}

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