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Date:   Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:42:51 +0100
From:   Michal Hocko <mhocko@...nel.org>
To:     Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@...ove.SAKURA.ne.jp>
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Jan Kara <jack@...e.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] quota: Check for register_shrinker() failure.

On Wed 29-11-17 22:34:50, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
> register_shrinker() might return -ENOMEM error since Linux 3.12.
> Call panic() as with other failure checks in this function if
> register_shrinker() failed.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@...ove.SAKURA.ne.jp>

Fixes: 1d3d4437eae1 ("vmscan: per-node deferred work")

> Cc: Jan Kara <jack@...e.com>
> Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@...e.com>

>From my very limited understanding of the code this looks correct.
FWIW
Reviewed-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@...e.com>

> ---
>  fs/quota/dquot.c | 3 ++-
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/fs/quota/dquot.c b/fs/quota/dquot.c
> index 39f1b0b..1429f03 100644
> --- a/fs/quota/dquot.c
> +++ b/fs/quota/dquot.c
> @@ -2985,7 +2985,8 @@ static int __init dquot_init(void)
>  	pr_info("VFS: Dquot-cache hash table entries: %ld (order %ld,"
>  		" %ld bytes)\n", nr_hash, order, (PAGE_SIZE << order));
>  
> -	register_shrinker(&dqcache_shrinker);
> +	if (register_shrinker(&dqcache_shrinker))
> +		panic("Cannot register dquot shrinker");
>  
>  	return 0;
>  }
> -- 
> 1.8.3.1
> 

-- 
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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