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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] /proc/stat vs. failed order-4 allocation
On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 02:29:31PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:04:50 +0200 Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> wrote:
>
> > These two patches are supposed to "fix" failed order-4 memory
> > allocations which have been observed when reading /proc/stat.
> > The problem has been observed on s390 as well as on x86.
> >
> > To address the problem change the seq_file memory allocations to
> > fallback to use vmalloc, so that allocations also work if memory
> > is fragmented.
> >
> > This approach seems to be simpler and less intrusive than changing
> > /proc/stat to use an interator. Also it "fixes" other users as well,
> > which use seq_file's single_open() interface.
>
> Yes, those changes look pretty simple and effective.
>
> I'm unclear on how urgent these fixes are. I semi-randomly tagged them
> for 3.16 with a -stable backport, but that could be changed?

I assume tagged for 3.16 means you intend to get it merged before 3.16
gets released?
If so, then that would be fine with me.



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