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Date:   Thu, 5 Apr 2018 10:34:21 -0400
From:   Steven Rostedt <>
To:     Michal Hocko <>
Cc:     Matthew Wilcox <>,
        Joel Fernandes <>,
        Zhaoyang Huang <>,
        Ingo Molnar <>,
        LKML <>,,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        "open list:MEMORY MANAGEMENT" <>,
        Vlastimil Babka <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1] kernel/trace:check the val against the available mem

On Thu, 5 Apr 2018 16:27:49 +0200
Michal Hocko <> wrote:

> > I understand you don't want GFP_NORETRY.  But why is it more important for
> > this allocation to succeed than other normal GFP_KERNEL allocations?  
> I guess they simply want a failure rather than OOM even when they can
> shoot themselves into head by using oom_origin. It is still quite ugly
> to see OOM report...


-- Steve

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