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Subject[PATCH] Make GFP_DMA allocations w/o ZONE_DMA emit a warning instead of failing
Please be more polite to other people. After a197b59ae6 all allocations
with GFP_DMA set on nodes without ZONE_DMA fail nearly silently (only
one warning during bootup is emited, no matter how many things fail).
This is a very crude change on behaviour. To be more civil, instead of
failing emit noisy warnings each time smbd. tries to allocate a GFP_DMA
memory on non-ZONE_DMA node.

This change should be reverted after one or two major releases, but
we should be more accurate rather than hoping for the best.

Signed-off-by: Dmitry Eremin-Solenikov <>
Cc: David Rientjes <>
Cc: Russell King - ARM Linux <>
Cc: Mel Gorman <>
Cc: KOSAKI Motohiro <>
Cc: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <>
Cc: Rik van Riel <>
Cc: Andrew Morton <>
mm/page_alloc.c | 5 +++--
1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index a4e1db3..e22dd4e 100644
--- a/mm/page_alloc.c
+++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -2248,8 +2248,9 @@ __alloc_pages_nodemask(gfp_t gfp_mask, unsigned int order,
if (should_fail_alloc_page(gfp_mask, order))
return NULL;
- if (WARN_ON_ONCE(gfp_mask & __GFP_DMA))
- return NULL;
+ /* Change this back to hard failure after 3.0 or 3.1. For now give
+ * drivers people a chance to fix their drivers w/o causing breakage. */
+ WARN_ON(gfp_mask & __GFP_DMA);


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