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SubjectRe: With Daniel Phillips Patch (was: aic7xxx with 2.4.9 on 7899P)


On Tue, 21 Aug 2001, Sven Heinicke wrote:

>
> Forgive the sin of replying to my own message but Daniel Phillips
> replied to a different message with a patch to somebody getting a
> similar error to mine. Here is the result:
>
> Aug 20 15:10:33 ps1 kernel: cation failed (gfp=0x30/1).
> Aug 20 15:10:33 ps1 kernel: __alloc_pages: 0-order allocation failed
> (gfp=0x30/1).
> Aug 20 15:10:46 ps1 last message repeated 327 times
> Aug 20 15:10:47 ps1 kernel: cation failed (gfp=0x30/1).
> Aug 20 15:10:47 ps1 kernel: __alloc_pages: 0-order allocation failed
> (gfp=0x30/1).
> Aug 20 15:10:56 ps1 last message repeated 294 times
>
>
> Sven Heinicke writes:
> >
> > It's always a blessing and a curse when people seem to be haveing
> > problems with the same drivers as you. I started looking into this
> > when I user complained about disk access time. I think this is
> > related to the running aic7xxx topics.
> >
> > From my tests, I got a Dell 4400 who's Adaptec 7899P, according to
> > bonnie++, was writing slower then some of my my IDE drives on a
> > different system. I tried Red Hat's 2.4.3-12smp kernel and got a
> > little improvement. I then built 2.4.9 and started running bonnie++
> > again and my syslog gets filled up with such errors:
> >
> > Aug 20 14:23:33 ps1 kernel: __alloc_pages: 0-order all
> > Aug 20 14:23:36 ps1 last message repeated 376 times
> > Aug 20 14:23:36 ps1 kernel: ed.
> > Aug 20 14:23:36 ps1 kernel: __alloc_pages: 0-order all
> > Aug 20 14:23:44 ps1 last message repeated 376 times
> > Aug 20 14:23:44 ps1 kernel: ed.
> > Aug 20 14:23:44 ps1 kernel: __alloc_pages: 0-order all
> > Aug 20 14:23:44 ps1 last message repeated 363 times
> >
> > With slow access time. Please request more info if you think it might
> > help.

Sven,

Could you please try the following patch on top of 2.4.9?

diff -Nur --exclude-from=exclude linux.orig/fs/buffer.c linux/fs/buffer.c
--- linux.orig/fs/buffer.c Wed Aug 15 18:25:49 2001
+++ linux/fs/buffer.c Tue Aug 21 04:54:01 2001
@@ -2447,7 +2447,8 @@
spin_unlock(&free_list[index].lock);
write_unlock(&hash_table_lock);
spin_unlock(&lru_list_lock);
- if (gfp_mask & __GFP_IO) {
+ if (gfp_mask & __GFP_IO || (gfp_mask & __GFP_NOBOUNCE)
+ && page-zone == &pgdat_list->node_zones[ZONE_HIGHMEM]) {
sync_page_buffers(bh, gfp_mask);
/* We waited synchronously, so we can free the buffers. */
if (gfp_mask & __GFP_WAIT) {
diff -Nur --exclude-from=exclude linux.orig/include/linux/mm.h linux/include/linux/mm.h
--- linux.orig/include/linux/mm.h Wed Aug 15 18:21:11 2001
+++ linux/include/linux/mm.h Tue Aug 21 04:52:08 2001
@@ -538,6 +538,8 @@
#define __GFP_HIGH 0x20 /* Should access emergency pools? */
#define __GFP_IO 0x40 /* Can start physical IO? */
#define __GFP_FS 0x80 /* Can call down to low-level FS? */
+#define __GFP_NOBOUNCE 0x100 /* Don't do any IO operation which may
+ result in IO bouncing */

#define GFP_NOIO (__GFP_HIGH | __GFP_WAIT)
#define GFP_NOFS (__GFP_HIGH | __GFP_WAIT | __GFP_IO)
diff -Nur --exclude-from=exclude linux.orig/include/linux/slab.h linux/include/linux/slab.h
--- linux.orig/include/linux/slab.h Wed Aug 15 18:21:13 2001
+++ linux/include/linux/slab.h Tue Aug 21 04:51:20 2001
@@ -23,7 +23,7 @@
#define SLAB_NFS GFP_NFS
#define SLAB_DMA GFP_DMA

-#define SLAB_LEVEL_MASK (__GFP_WAIT|__GFP_HIGH|__GFP_IO|__GFP_FS)
+#define SLAB_LEVEL_MASK (__GFP_WAIT|__GFP_HIGH|__GFP_IO|__GFP_FS|__GFP_NOBOUNCE)
#define SLAB_NO_GROW 0x00001000UL /* don't grow a cache */

/* flags to pass to kmem_cache_create().
diff -Nur --exclude-from=exclude linux.orig/mm/highmem.c linux/mm/highmem.c
--- linux.orig/mm/highmem.c Thu Aug 16 13:42:45 2001
+++ linux/mm/highmem.c Tue Aug 21 04:50:08 2001
@@ -321,7 +321,7 @@
struct page *page;

repeat_alloc:
- page = alloc_page(GFP_NOIO);
+ page = alloc_page(GFP_NOIO|__GFP_NOBOUNCE);
if (page)
return page;
/*
@@ -359,7 +359,7 @@
struct buffer_head *bh;

repeat_alloc:
- bh = kmem_cache_alloc(bh_cachep, SLAB_NOIO);
+ bh = kmem_cache_alloc(bh_cachep, SLAB_NOIO|__GFP_NOBOUNCE);
if (bh)
return bh;
/*
diff -Nur --exclude-from=exclude linux.orig/mm/page_alloc.c linux/mm/page_alloc.c
--- linux.orig/mm/page_alloc.c Thu Aug 16 13:43:02 2001
+++ linux/mm/page_alloc.c Tue Aug 21 04:51:03 2001
@@ -398,7 +398,8 @@
* - we're /really/ tight on memory
* --> try to free pages ourselves with page_launder
*/
- if (!(current->flags & PF_MEMALLOC)) {
+ if (!(current->flags & PF_MEMALLOC)
+ || ((gfp_mask & __GFP_NOBOUNCE) && !order)) {
/*
* Are we dealing with a higher order allocation?
*
-
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