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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] Candidate fix for increased number of GFP_ATOMIC failures V2
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On Thu, 2009-10-22 at 07:22 -0700, Mel Gorman wrote:
> [Bug #14141] order 2 page allocation failures in iwlagn
> Commit 4752c93c30441f98f7ed723001b1a5e3e5619829 introduced GFP_ATOMIC
> allocations within the wireless driver. This has caused large numbers
> of failure reports to occur as reported by Frans Pop. Fixing this
> requires changes to the driver if it wants to use GFP_ATOMIC which
> is in the hands of Mohamed Abbas and Reinette Chatre. However,
> it is very likely that it has being compounded by core mm changes
> that this series is aimed at.

Driver has been changed to allocate paged skb for its receive buffers.
This reduces amount of memory needed from order-2 to order-1. This work
is significant and will thus be in 2.6.33.

Reinette




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