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SubjectRe: frequent lockups in 3.18rc4
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On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 4:11 PM, Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> wrote:
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> I don't think there's much percpu allocator itself can do. The
> ability to grow dynamically comes from being able to allocate
> relatively consistent layout among areas for different CPUs and pretty
> much requires vmalloc area and it'd generally be a good idea to take
> out the vmalloc fault anyway.

Why do you guys worry so much about the vmalloc fault?

This started because of a very different issue: putting the actual
stack in vmalloc space. Then it can cause nasty triple faults etc.

But the normal vmalloc fault? Who cares, really? If that causes
problems, they are bugs. Fix them.

Linus


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