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SubjectRe: [with-PATCH-really] highmem deadlock removal, balancing & cleanup
On Sat, 26 May 2001, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> Please merge this one in 2.4 for now (originally from Ingo, I only
> improved it), this is a real definitive fix

With the only minor detail being that it DOESN'T WORK.

You're not solving the problems of GFP_BUFFER allocators
looping forever in __alloc_pages(), the deadlock can still
happen.

You've only solved the 1 specific case of highmem.c getting
a page for bounce buffers, but you'll happily let the thing
deadlock while trying to get buffer heads for a normal low
memory page!

regards,

Rik
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