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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/7] mmc: Don't use PF_MEMALLOC
    On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 7:29 PM, Alan Cox <> wrote:
    > On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 16:17:50 +0900 (JST)
    > KOSAKI Motohiro <> wrote:
    >> Non MM subsystem must not use PF_MEMALLOC. Memory reclaim need few
    >> memory, anyone must not prevent it. Otherwise the system cause
    >> mysterious hang-up and/or OOM Killer invokation.
    > So now what happens if we are paging and all our memory is tied up for
    > writeback to a device or CIFS etc which can no longer allocate the memory
    > to complete the write out so the MM can reclaim ?
    > Am I missing something or is this patch set not addressing the case where
    > the writeback thread needs to inherit PF_MEMALLOC somehow (at least for
    > the I/O in question and those blocking it)

    I agree.
    At least, drivers for writeout is proper for using PF_MEMALLOC, I think.

    > Alan
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    Kind regards,
    Minchan Kim
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