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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v1 1/2] virtio_net: Pass gfp flags when allocating rx buffers.
On Wed, 04 Jan 2012 14:52:32 -0800, Mike Waychison <> wrote:
> Currently, the refill path for RX buffers will always allocate the
> buffers as GFP_ATOMIC, even if we are in process context. This will
> fail to apply memory pressure as the worker thread will not contribute
> to the freeing of memory.
> Fix this by changing add_recvbuf_small to use the gfp variant allocator,
> __netdev_alloc_skb_ip_align().
> Signed-off-by: Mike Waychison <>

OK, this is a no-brainer. Thanks! Dave, can you pick this up?

Acked-by: Rusty Russell <>


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