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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Make GFP_DMA allocations w/o ZONE_DMA emit a warning instead of failing
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    On Sunday, June 12, 2011, Cyril Hrubis wrote:
    > Hi!
    > > > > > 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.
    > > > >
    > > > > Instaed of, shouldn't we revert a197b59ae6? Some arch don't have
    > > > > DMA_ZONE at all.
    > > > > and a197b59ae6 only care x86 embedded case. If we accept your patch, I
    > > > > can imagine
    > > > > other people will claim warn foold is a bug. ;)
    > > >
    > > > I believe we should revert. It broke zaurus boot for metan...
    > >
    > > Is it still a problem, or has it been fixed in the meantime?
    > >
    >
    > This was revered in 3.0-rc2.

    Cool, thanks!


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