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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fs, seqfile: always allow oom killer
On Fri, 2015-09-25 at 00:43 -0700, Greg Thelen wrote:
> Since commit 5cec38ac866b ("fs, seq_file: fallback to vmalloc instead of
> oom kill processes") seq_buf_alloc() avoids calling the oom killer for
> PAGE_SIZE or smaller allocations; but larger allocations can use the oom
> killer via vmalloc(). Thus reads of small files can return ENOMEM, but
> larger files use the oom killer to avoid ENOMEM.
> Memory overcommit requires use of the oom killer to select a victim
> regardless of file size.
> Enable oom killer for small seq_buf_alloc() allocations.
> Signed-off-by: David Rientjes <>
> Signed-off-by: Greg Thelen <>
> ---

Acked-by: Eric Dumazet <>

Thanks guys.

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