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authorNick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>2005-05-01 08:58:36 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@ppc970.osdl.org>2005-05-01 08:58:36 -0700
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[PATCH] mempool: NOMEMALLOC and NORETRY
Mempools have 2 problems. The first is that mempool_alloc can possibly get stuck in __alloc_pages when they should opt to fail, and take an element from their reserved pool. The second is that it will happily eat emergency PF_MEMALLOC reserves instead of going to their reserved pools. Fix the first by passing __GFP_NORETRY in the allocation calls in mempool_alloc. Fix the second by introducing a __GFP_MEMPOOL flag which directs the page allocator not to allocate from the reserve pool. Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm/mempool.c')
-rw-r--r--mm/mempool.c9
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/mm/mempool.c b/mm/mempool.c
index b014ffeaa41..d691b5cb802 100644
--- a/mm/mempool.c
+++ b/mm/mempool.c
@@ -198,11 +198,16 @@ void * mempool_alloc(mempool_t *pool, unsigned int __nocast gfp_mask)
void *element;
unsigned long flags;
DEFINE_WAIT(wait);
- int gfp_nowait = gfp_mask & ~(__GFP_WAIT | __GFP_IO);
+ int gfp_nowait;
+
+ gfp_mask |= __GFP_NOMEMALLOC; /* don't allocate emergency reserves */
+ gfp_mask |= __GFP_NORETRY; /* don't loop in __alloc_pages */
+ gfp_mask |= __GFP_NOWARN; /* failures are OK */
+ gfp_nowait = gfp_mask & ~(__GFP_WAIT | __GFP_IO);
might_sleep_if(gfp_mask & __GFP_WAIT);
repeat_alloc:
- element = pool->alloc(gfp_nowait|__GFP_NOWARN, pool->pool_data);
+ element = pool->alloc(gfp_nowait, pool->pool_data);
if (likely(element != NULL))
return element;