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SubjectRe: PF_MEMALLOC in 2.6
On Wed, Aug 18, 2004 at 11:55:23PM -0700, Pete Zaitcev wrote:
> The PF_MEMALLOC is required on usb-storage threads in 2.4, because ext3
> will deadlock and otherwise misbehave when it's trying to write out
> dirty pages under memory pressure.
> I received a bug report today from an FC3T1 user with same symptoms
> as 2.4. But I'm entirely clueless in the way VM operates. Comments?

I suspect this describes it adequately. If the shoe fits...


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