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Date:	Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:24:58 -0800
From:	Tejun Heo <>
To:	Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: [PATCHSET] mempool, percpu, blkcg: fix percpu stat allocation
 and remove stats_lock

Hello, Andrew.

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 03:22:23PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> I forget how those patches work, but they might be vulnerable to the
> same issue.  If the block layer can handle the failed allocation
> attempt and retry at the next I/O event then I guess that would be
> acceptable; we'd lose a bit of statistical info occasionally, but who
> cares.
> But ISTR that we can't handle allocation failures here?

It's just gonna skip percpu stats.  The problem with percpu mempool is
more about what __GFP_WAIT means in the interface.  Handling alloc
failure isn't difficult at all.


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