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Date:	Sat, 5 Apr 2008 09:23:23 +0200
From:	Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@...cle.com>
To:	Oliver Pinter <oliver.pntr@...il.com>
Cc:	Hugh Dickins <hugh@...itas.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] splice: use mapping_gfp_mask

On Fri, Apr 04 2008, Oliver Pinter wrote:
> hi all!
> 
> this patch for 2.6.22.y ?
> 
> if i good see, the __generic_file_splice_read bring out to 2.6.22 ..
> 
> http://repo.or.cz/w/linux-2.6.22.y-op-patches.git
> http://repo.or.cz/w/linux-2.6.22.y-op.git

Loop isn't affected before 2.6.23, so while it doesn't hurt to put it
into 2.6.22, there's not much point either. 2.6.23 and 24 need the
patch.


> 
> On 4/4/08, Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@...cle.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 03 2008, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> > > The loop block driver is careful to mask __GFP_IO|__GFP_FS out of its
> > > mapping_gfp_mask, to avoid hangs under memory pressure.  But nowadays
> > > it uses splice, usually going through __generic_file_splice_read.  That
> > > must use mapping_gfp_mask instead of GFP_KERNEL to avoid those hangs.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh@...itas.com>
> > > ---
> > > Ought to go into 2.6.25.  For 2.6.23 and 2.6.24 stable?  Well, I've
> > > not actually seen this hang on any of these, though presumably it's
> > > lurking there.  Where I did see it, and test the fix, was 2.6.25-rc5-mm1:
> > > whose SLUB had a disturbing predilection (since corrected) for order-4
> > > allocations, even when allocating radix tree nodes.
> >
> > Thanks Hugh, definitely correct! I see it's already merged, so all is
> > well.
> >
> > --
> > Jens Axboe
> >
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> 
> -- 
> Thanks,
> Oliver

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Jens Axboe

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