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Date:	Wed, 29 Jun 2011 22:20:33 -0400
From:	Ted Ts'o <>
To:	Steven Liu <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext4: remove loop around bio_alloc()

On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 10:12:25AM +0800, Steven Liu wrote:
> > +       bio = bio_alloc(GFP_NOIO, min(nvecs, BIO_MAX_PAGES));
> Is this needn't to check if bio_alloc success?

No, that was the point of this patch.  See the commit description.
Also see the comment for bio_alloc() in fs/bio.c, and note that
the __GFP_WAIT bit is set in GFP_NOFS.


						- Ted
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