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Date:   Thu, 9 Nov 2017 09:52:49 +0100
From:   Michal Hocko <mhocko@...nel.org>
To:     peter enderborg <peter.enderborg@...ymobile.com>
Cc:     Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@...ove.SAKURA.ne.jp>,
        akpm@...ux-foundation.org, linux-mm@...ck.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Cong Wang <xiyou.wangcong@...il.com>,
        Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...el.com>,
        Johannes Weiner <hannes@...xchg.org>,
        Mel Gorman <mgorman@...e.de>, Petr Mladek <pmladek@...e.com>,
        Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@...il.com>,
        Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@...e.cz>,
        "yuwang.yuwang" <yuwang.yuwang@...baba-inc.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mm: don't warn about allocations which stall for too long

[Please try to trim the context you are replying to]

On Wed 08-11-17 11:30:23, peter enderborg wrote:
[...]
> What about the idea to keep the function, but instead of printing only do a trace event.

I am not sure. I would rather see a tracepoint to mark the allocator
entry. This would allow both 1) measuring the allocation latency (to
compare it to the trace_mm_page_alloc and 2) check for stalls with
arbitrary user defined timeout (just print all allocations which haven't
passed trace_mm_page_alloc for the given amount of time).
-- 
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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