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SubjectRe: [PATCH -mmotm 12/30] selinux: tag avc cache alloc as non-critical
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On Jul 13, 2010, at 3:19 AM, Xiaotian Feng wrote:

> From 6c3a91091b2910c23908a9f9953efcf3df14e522 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Xiaotian Feng <dfeng@redhat.com>
> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 11:02:41 +0800
> Subject: [PATCH 12/30] selinux: tag avc cache alloc as non-critical
>
> Failing to allocate a cache entry will only harm performance not correctness.
> Do not consume valuable reserve pages for something like that.
>
> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
> Signed-off-by: Suresh Jayaraman <sjayaraman@suse.de>
> Signed-off-by: Xiaotian Feng <dfeng@redhat.com>
> ---
> security/selinux/avc.c | 2 +-
> 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/security/selinux/avc.c b/security/selinux/avc.c
> index 3662b0f..9029395 100644
> --- a/security/selinux/avc.c
> +++ b/security/selinux/avc.c
> @@ -284,7 +284,7 @@ static struct avc_node *avc_alloc_node(void)
> {
> struct avc_node *node;
>
> - node = kmem_cache_zalloc(avc_node_cachep, GFP_ATOMIC);
> + node = kmem_cache_zalloc(avc_node_cachep, GFP_ATOMIC|__GFP_NOMEMALLOC);
> if (!node)
> goto out;
>
> --
> 1.7.1.1
>

Why not just replace GFP_ATOMIC with GFP_NOWAIT?

This would NOT consume the valuable last pages.

Mitchell Erblich
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