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Date:	Sat, 8 Dec 2007 10:37:23 -0800 (PST)
From:	Linus Torvalds <>
To:	Andrew Morton <>
cc:	Matt Mackall <>, Ingo Molnar <>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <>,
	LKML <>,
	Christoph Lameter <>
Subject: Re: tipc_init(), WARNING: at arch/x86/mm/highmem_32.c:52,
 [2.6.24-rc4-git5: Reported regressions from 2.6.23]

On Sat, 8 Dec 2007, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > So which warning is it that triggers the bogus error?
> It's a kmap_atomic() debugging patch which I wrote ages ago and whcih Ingo
> sucked into his tree.  I don't _think_ this warning is present in your tree
> at all.

Ok, that explains it.

> Knocking out __GFP_ZERO at the point where the slab allocator(s) call the
> page allocator seems like a good approach to me.
> But I don't think we need to do anything for 2.6.24..

Good. Although we should perhaps look at that reported performance problem 
with SLUB. It looks like SLUB will do a memclear() for the area twice 
(first for the whole page, then for the thing it allocated) for the slow 
case. Maybe that exacerbates the problem.

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