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SubjectRe: [PATCH][RESEND] tcp: replace hard coded GFP_KERNEL with sk_allocation
On Thu, Sep 03, 2009 at 02:32:25PM +0800, David Miller wrote:
> From: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
> Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2009 23:10:17 -0700 (PDT)
>
> > From: Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com>
> > Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 12:04:07 +0800
> >
> >> This fixed a lockdep warning which appeared when doing stress
> >> memory tests over NFS:
> >>
> >> inconsistent {RECLAIM_FS-ON-W} -> {IN-RECLAIM_FS-W} usage.
> >>
> >> page reclaim => nfs_writepage => tcp_sendmsg => lock sk_lock
> >>
> >> mount_root => nfs_root_data => tcp_close => lock sk_lock =>
> >> tcp_send_fin => alloc_skb_fclone => page reclaim
> >>
> >> David raised a concern that if the allocation fails in tcp_send_fin(), and it's
> >> GFP_ATOMIC, we are going to yield() (which sleeps) and loop endlessly waiting
> >> for the allocation to succeed.
> >>
> >> But fact is, the original GFP_KERNEL also sleeps. GFP_ATOMIC+yield() looks
> >> weird, but it is no worse the implicit sleep inside GFP_KERNEL. Both could
> >> loop endlessly under memory pressure.
> >>
> >> CC: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@ghostprotocols.net>
> >> CC: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
> >> CC: Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>
> >> Signed-off-by: Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com>
> >
> > Applied to net-next-2.6, thanks!
>
> You obviously didn't build test this with TCP MD5 support
> enabled, that fails.

Ah sorry! I compile bare kernels on my laptop..

> I'm fixing it up, but if you're going to go through the motions
> of submitting a patch multiple times, at least do a thorough
> build test of the code you're changing.

Good advice. I'll consider a build server.

Thanks,
Fengguang


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