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Date:	Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:04:44 -0700
From:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,, Heinz Mauelshagen <>,
	Mike Snitzer <>
Subject: [PATCH 3.13 121/149] dm cache mq: fix memory allocation failure for large cache devices

3.13-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Heinz Mauelshagen <>

commit 14f398ca2f26a2ed6236aec54395e0fa06ec8a82 upstream.

The memory allocated for the multiqueue policy's hash table doesn't need
to be physically contiguous.  Use vzalloc() instead of kzalloc().
Fedora has been carrying this fix since 10/10/2013.

Failure seen during creation of a 10TB cached device with a 2048 sector
block size and 411GB cache size:

 dmsetup: page allocation failure: order:9, mode:0x10c0d0
 CPU: 11 PID: 29235 Comm: dmsetup Not tainted 3.10.4 #3
 Hardware name: Supermicro X8DTL/X8DTL, BIOS 2.1a       12/30/2011
  000000000010c0d0 ffff880090941898 ffffffff81387ab4 ffff880090941928
  ffffffff810bb26f 0000000000000009 000000000010c0d0 ffff880090941928
  ffffffff81385dbc ffffffff815f3840 ffffffff00000000 000002000010c0d0
 Call Trace:
  [<ffffffff81387ab4>] dump_stack+0x19/0x1b
  [<ffffffff810bb26f>] warn_alloc_failed+0x110/0x124
  [<ffffffff81385dbc>] ? __alloc_pages_direct_compact+0x17c/0x18e
  [<ffffffff810bda2e>] __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x6c7/0x75e
  [<ffffffff810bdad7>] __get_free_pages+0x12/0x3f
  [<ffffffff810ea148>] kmalloc_order_trace+0x29/0x88
  [<ffffffff810ec1fd>] __kmalloc+0x36/0x11b
  [<ffffffffa031eeed>] ? mq_create+0x1dc/0x2cf [dm_cache_mq]
  [<ffffffffa031efc0>] mq_create+0x2af/0x2cf [dm_cache_mq]
  [<ffffffffa0314605>] dm_cache_policy_create+0xa7/0xd2 [dm_cache]
  [<ffffffffa0312530>] ? cache_ctr+0x245/0xa13 [dm_cache]
  [<ffffffffa031263e>] cache_ctr+0x353/0xa13 [dm_cache]
  [<ffffffffa012b916>] dm_table_add_target+0x227/0x2ce [dm_mod]
  [<ffffffffa012e8e4>] table_load+0x286/0x2ac [dm_mod]
  [<ffffffffa012e65e>] ? dev_wait+0x8a/0x8a [dm_mod]
  [<ffffffffa012e324>] ctl_ioctl+0x39a/0x3c2 [dm_mod]
  [<ffffffffa012e35a>] dm_ctl_ioctl+0xe/0x12 [dm_mod]
  [<ffffffff81101181>] vfs_ioctl+0x21/0x34
  [<ffffffff811019d3>] do_vfs_ioctl+0x3b1/0x3f4
  [<ffffffff810f4d2e>] ? ____fput+0x9/0xb
  [<ffffffff81050b6c>] ? task_work_run+0x7e/0x92
  [<ffffffff81101a68>] SyS_ioctl+0x52/0x82
  [<ffffffff81391d92>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b

Signed-off-by: Heinz Mauelshagen <>
Signed-off-by: Mike Snitzer <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

 drivers/md/dm-cache-policy-mq.c |    4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/drivers/md/dm-cache-policy-mq.c
+++ b/drivers/md/dm-cache-policy-mq.c
@@ -869,7 +869,7 @@ static void mq_destroy(struct dm_cache_p
 	struct mq_policy *mq = to_mq_policy(p);
-	kfree(mq->table);
+	vfree(mq->table);
@@ -1224,7 +1224,7 @@ static struct dm_cache_policy *mq_create
 	mq->nr_buckets = next_power(from_cblock(cache_size) / 2, 16);
 	mq->hash_bits = ffs(mq->nr_buckets) - 1;
-	mq->table = kzalloc(sizeof(*mq->table) * mq->nr_buckets, GFP_KERNEL);
+	mq->table = vzalloc(sizeof(*mq->table) * mq->nr_buckets);
 	if (!mq->table)
 		goto bad_alloc_table;

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