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SubjectRe: PF_MEMALLOC in 2.6
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Am Donnerstag, 19. August 2004 14:41 schrieb Hugh Dickins:
> Fine for it to dip into those reserves when acting on behalf of something
> already PF_MEMALLOC (i.e. try_to_free_pages itself), but not fine for it
> to do so as a matter of course e.g. worst case, doing readahead could
> easily exhaust reserves.  Or, is this thread only used for writing?
> that wouldn't be so bad if so.

All IO going to the actual disk uses the thread. However we usually
don't want to fail IO request due to low memory.

Regards
Oliver
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