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SubjectRe: [PATCHSET] mempool, percpu, blkcg: fix percpu stat allocation and remove stats_lock
On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 02:43:36PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:30:38 -0800
> Tejun Heo <> wrote:
> > This patchset is combination of the patchset "block, mempool, percpu:
> > implement percpu mempool and fix blkcg percpu alloc deadlock" [1] and
> > patches to remove blkg->stats_lock.
> What's changed since last time? I scanned the changelogs to see how
> earlier issues were addressed and saw no mention of any of it. eg, is
> the code still deadlockable if the allocator is called with __GFP_WAIT?

Hmmm... going through the thread again, ah, okay, I forgot about that
completely. Yeah, that is an actual problem. Both __GFP_WAIT which
isn't GFP_KERNEL and GFP_KERNEL are valid use cases. I guess we'll be
building async percpu pool in blkcg then. Great. :(


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