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SubjectRe: PF_MEMALLOC in 2.6
On Fri, 20 Aug 2004, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 20, 2004 at 06:06:05PM +0200, Arjan van de Ven wrote:

> > > No, but this thread does make me consider PF_NOIO ;)
> > given that the task of this thread is to DO io ... ;)
>
> But not to cause I/O.. what are the semantics of PF_NOIO ?

Any gfp_mask of this process gets GFP_NOIO set and other
appropriate bits cleared, so it will never cause IO but
only reclaim clean pages.

It should also not loop (too often) in alloc_pages and
try_to_free_pages...

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Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan

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