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Date:	Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:23:43 +0200
From:	Daniel Vetter <>
To:	Chris Wilson <>
Cc:	Dave Jones <>,
	Linux Kernel <>,
Subject: Re: i915: reduce noise from i915_gem_shrinker_oom when no memory

On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 07:11:43AM +0100, Chris Wilson wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:05:05PM -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> > When the shrinker doesn't free any memory, don't spew over and over
> > into the logs.  My fuzz tester hits this quite easily, resulting
> > in dozens of instances of this printk when memory runs low, filling
> > dmesg, when there's not even any graphical stuff going on, so the
> > situation would never change.
> We still want to know when we failed to free anything though.
> if (freed || unbound || bound)
> 	pr_info("Purging GPU memory...
> should be a reasonable compromise.

Dave, would this work for you? Can you please submit it as a patch to

Thanks, Daniel
Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
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