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diff --git a/mm/mempool.c b/mm/mempool.c
index fe6e05289cc..ccd8cb8cd41 100644
--- a/mm/mempool.c
+++ b/mm/mempool.c
@@ -238,8 +238,13 @@ repeat_alloc:
init_wait(&wait);
prepare_to_wait(&pool->wait, &wait, TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
smp_mb();
- if (!pool->curr_nr)
- io_schedule();
+ if (!pool->curr_nr) {
+ /*
+ * FIXME: this should be io_schedule(). The timeout is there
+ * as a workaround for some DM problems in 2.6.18.
+ */
+ io_schedule_timeout(5*HZ);
+ }
finish_wait(&pool->wait, &wait);
goto repeat_alloc;