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Date:	Mon, 5 Jan 2015 20:42:03 +0100
From:	Christoph Hellwig <>
To:	Jens Axboe <>
Cc:	Sasha Levin <>,,,,,
	LKML <>,
	Dave Jones <>
Subject: Re: scsi: non atomic allocation in mempool_alloc in atomic context

On Mon, Jan 05, 2015 at 12:38:04PM -0700, Jens Axboe wrote:
> That was true in earlier kernels as well, going back a few versions at
> least, preempt was disabled on calling __blk_mq_run_hw_queue(). Just
> checked, and 3.16 and later have that as the behaviour. The only change
> in 3.19 some shuffling around to avoid double preempt_disable in some
> cases, it's now using get_cpu() and friends.
> So we probably want do mark that as stable so we reach back to when
> scsi-mq was added, unless the originally referenced patch getting rid of
> the gfp_t mask didn't have the issue.

Before that commit we always passed down GFP_ATOMIC, so we'll only
need the patch for 3.19.
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