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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] staging: zsmalloc: add gfp flags to zs_create_pool
On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 12:39:44PM +0900, Minchan Kim wrote:
> Hi Seth,
>
> On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 11:46:15AM -0600, Seth Jennings wrote:
> > zs_create_pool() currently takes a gfp flags argument
> > that is used when growing the memory pool. However
> > it is not used in allocating the metadata for the pool
> > itself. That is currently hardcoded to GFP_KERNEL.
> >
> > zswap calls zs_create_pool() at swapon time which is done
> > in atomic context, resulting in a "might sleep" warning.
> >
> > This patch changes the meaning of the flags argument in
> > zs_create_pool() to mean the flags for the metadata allocation,
> > and adds a flags argument to zs_malloc that will be used for
> > memory pool growth if required.
>
> As I mentioned, I'm not strongly against with this patch but it
> should be last resort in case of not being able to address
> frontswap's init routine's dependency with swap_lock.
>
> I sent a patch and am waiting reply of Konrand or Dan.
> If we can fix frontswap, it would be better rather than
> changing zsmalloc.

Could you point me to the subject/title of it please? Thanks.


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