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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] Candidate fix for increased number of GFP_ATOMIC failures V2
Hi Mel,

I have no done additional tests ... and can report the following

Thursday Mel Gorman wrote:

> 1/5 page allocator: Always wake kswapd when restarting an allocation attempt after direct reclaim failed
> 2/5 page allocator: Do not allow interrupts to use ALLOC_HARDER
> These patches correct problems introduced by me during the 2.6.31-rc1
> merge window. The patches were not meant to introduce any functional
> changes but two were missed.
> If your problem goes away with just these two patches applied,
> please tell me.

1+2 do not help

> Test 3: If you are getting allocation failures, try with the following patch
> 3/5 vmscan: Force kswapd to take notice faster when high-order watermarks are being hit
> This is a functional change that causes kswapd to notice sooner
> when high-order watermarks have been hit. There have been a number
> of changes in page reclaim since 2.6.30 that might have delayed
> when kswapd kicks in for higher orders
> If your problem goes away with these three patches applied, please
> tell me

1+2+3 do not help either

> Test 4: If you are still getting failures, apply the following
> 4/5 page allocator: Pre-emptively wake kswapd when high-order watermarks are hit
> This patch is very heavy handed and pre-emptively kicks kswapd when
> watermarks are hit. It should only be necessary if there has been
> significant changes in the timing and density of page allocations
> from an unknown source. Tobias, this patch is largely aimed at you.
> You reported that with patches 3+4 applied that your problems went
> away. I need to know if patch 3 on its own is enough or if both
> are required
> If your problem goes away with these four patches applied, please
> tell me

3 allone does not help
3+4 does ...

Tobi Oetiker, OETIKER+PARTNER AG, Aarweg 15 CH-4600 Olten, Switzerland ++41 62 775 9902 / sb: -9900

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