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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] swsusp: Do not use page flags
On Thu, 15 Mar 2007 22:05:53 +0100
"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl> wrote:

> On Thursday, 15 March 2007 20:08, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > On Mon, 12 Mar 2007 22:19:20 +0100 "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl> wrote:
> > > +int create_basic_memory_bitmaps(void)
> > > +{
> > > + struct memory_bitmap *bm1, *bm2;
> > > + int error = 0;
> > > +
> > > + BUG_ON(forbidden_pages_map || free_pages_map);
> > > +
> > > + bm1 = kzalloc(sizeof(struct memory_bitmap), GFP_ATOMIC);
> > > + if (!bm1)
> > > + return -ENOMEM;
> > > +
> > > + error = memory_bm_create(bm1, GFP_ATOMIC | __GFP_COLD, PG_ANY);
> > > + if (error)
> > > + goto Free_first_object;
> > > +
> > > + bm2 = kzalloc(sizeof(struct memory_bitmap), GFP_ATOMIC);
> > > + if (!bm2)
> > > + goto Free_first_bitmap;
> > > +
> > > + error = memory_bm_create(bm2, GFP_ATOMIC | __GFP_COLD, PG_ANY);
> > > + if (error)
> >
> > What is the risk that we'll go OOM here? GFP_ATOMIC is rather unreliable.
>
> Well, this can be called after processes (including kswapd) has been frozen.
> We can't go to sleep at this point.

So it _is_ unreliable?

> > And why _does_ suspend use GFP_ATOMIC all over the place?
>
> Generally, because it cannot sleep.

Why not?
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