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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] Candidate fix for increased number of GFP_ATOMIC failures V2
On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 08:43:38AM -0700, reinette chatre wrote:
> 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.

What do you want to do for -stable in 2.6.31?

Mel Gorman
Part-time Phd Student Linux Technology Center
University of Limerick IBM Dublin Software Lab

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