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SubjectRe: [PATCH]: Remove PF_MEMDIE as it is redundant
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On Wed, 2003-01-08 at 17:47, Juan Quintela wrote:

> PF_MEMDIE don't have any use in current kernels. Please
> remove, we only set it in one place, and there we also set
> PF_MEMALLOC. And we only test it in other place, and we also
> test for PF_MEMALLOC. This patch has existed in aa for some
> quite time.

I independently thought this same thing, and did a patch for 2.5 which
had the same effect.

I was reminded by better-VM-hackers-than-I that PF_MEMALLOC can be
cleared in various paths so the PF_MEMDIE is required to ensure that the
check in page_alloc.c is always true for OOM'ed tasks.

Robert Love

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