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SubjectRe: [PATCH 6/6] mm: Add memalloc_nowait
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On June 29, 2020 3:52:31 PM GMT+03:00, Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org> wrote:
>On Mon 29-06-20 13:18:16, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 08:08:51AM +0300, Mike Rapoport wrote:
>> > > @@ -886,8 +868,12 @@ static struct dm_buffer
>*__alloc_buffer_wait_no_callback(struct dm_bufio_client
>> > > return NULL;
>> > >
>> > > if (dm_bufio_cache_size_latch != 1 && !tried_noio_alloc) {
>> > > + unsigned noio_flag;
>> > > +
>> > > dm_bufio_unlock(c);
>> > > - b = alloc_buffer(c, GFP_NOIO | __GFP_NORETRY |
>__GFP_NOMEMALLOC | __GFP_NOWARN);
>> > > + noio_flag = memalloc_noio_save();
>> >
>> > I've read the series twice and I'm still missing the definition of
>> > memalloc_noio_save().
>> >
>> > And also it would be nice to have a paragraph about it in
>> > Documentation/core-api/memory-allocation.rst
>>
>>
>Documentation/core-api/gfp_mask-from-fs-io.rst:``memalloc_nofs_save``,
>``memalloc_nofs_restore`` respectively ``memalloc_noio_save``,
>> Documentation/core-api/gfp_mask-from-fs-io.rst: :functions:
>memalloc_noio_save memalloc_noio_restore
>> Documentation/core-api/gfp_mask-from-fs-io.rst:allows nesting so it
>is safe to call ``memalloc_noio_save`` or
>
>The patch is adding memalloc_nowait* and I suspect Mike had that in
>mind, which would be a fair request.

Right, sorry misprinted that.

> Btw. we are missing
>memalloc_nocma*
>documentation either - I was just reminded of its existence today..
--
Sincerely yours,
Mike

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