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SubjectRe: [patch v3] swap: virtual swap readahead
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On Wed, 2009-06-10 at 17:59 +0800, Wu Fengguang wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 05:42:56PM +0800, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Wed, 2009-06-10 at 16:56 +0800, Wu Fengguang wrote:
> > >
> > > Yes it worked! But then I run into page allocation failures:
> > >
> > > [ 340.639803] Xorg: page allocation failure. order:4, mode:0x40d0
> > > [ 340.645744] Pid: 3258, comm: Xorg Not tainted 2.6.30-rc8-mm1 #303
> > > [ 340.651839] Call Trace:
> > > [ 340.654289] [<ffffffff810c8204>] __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x344/0x6c0
> > > [ 340.660645] [<ffffffff810f7489>] __slab_alloc_page+0xb9/0x3b0
> > > [ 340.666472] [<ffffffff810f8608>] __kmalloc+0x198/0x250
> > > [ 340.671786] [<ffffffffa014bf9f>] ? i915_gem_execbuffer+0x17f/0x11e0 [i915]
> > > [ 340.678746] [<ffffffffa014bf9f>] i915_gem_execbuffer+0x17f/0x11e0 [i915]
> >
> > Jesse Barnes had a patch to add a vmalloc fallback to those largish kms
> > allocs.
> >
> > But order-4 allocs failing isn't really strange, but it might indicate
> > this patch fragments stuff sooner, although I've seen these particular
> > failues before.
>
> Thanks for the tip. Where is it? I'd like to try it out :)

commit 8e7d2b2c6ecd3c21a54b877eae3d5be48292e6b5
Author: Jesse Barnes <jbarnes@virtuousgeek.org>
Date: Fri May 8 16:13:25 2009 -0700

drm/i915: allocate large pointer arrays with vmalloc




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