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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.5-ac15
On Thu, 21 Jun 2001, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:

> > 2 4 2 77084 1524 18396 66904 0 1876 108 2220 2464 66079 198 1
^^^^^
> Ok, I suspect that GFP_BUFFER allocations are fucking up here (they can't
> block on IO, so they loop insanely).

Why doesn't the VM hang the syncing of queued IO on these guys via
wait_event or such instead of trying to just let the allocation fail?
(which seems to me will only cause the allocation to be resubmitted,
effectively changing nothing but adding overhead) Does failing the
allocation in fact accomplish more than what I'm (uhoh:) assuming?

-Mike

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