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Date:	Tue, 20 Oct 2009 16:20:12 +0200 (CEST)
From:	Tobias Oetiker <>
To:	Mel Gorman <>
cc:	Frans Pop <>,
	Pekka Enberg <>,
	David Rientjes <>,
	KOSAKI Motohiro <>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Reinette Chatre <>,
	Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <>,
	Karol Lewandowski <>,
	Mohamed Abbas <>,
	"John W. Linville" <>,,
Subject: Re: [Bug #14141] order 2 page allocation failures (generic)

Hi Mel,

Today Mel Gorman wrote:

> Over the course of a day, how many would you see? By and large, it seems
> that the problem yourself and Frans are similar except his is a lot more
> severe.

yesterday it was 19 for 24 hours, today it is 9 for 16 hours (day
is not done yet).

> Try on top of vanilla first plase and if failures still occur,
> then on top of the previous patch.


> > we are running virtualbox 3.0.8 on this machine, virtualbox is using
> > the physical network interface in bridge mode access the network.
> > Could this have something todo with the problem ?
> >
> I do not know for sure. I'm assuming the configuration is the same on
> both kernels so it's unlikely to be the issue.

just to be on the sure side I created a tickt with the virtualbox
people ...


Tobi Oetiker, OETIKER+PARTNER AG, Aarweg 15 CH-4600 Olten, Switzerland ++41 62 775 9902 / sb: -9900
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