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Date:   Wed, 4 Apr 2018 19:58:41 -0700
From:   Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>
To:     Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>
Cc:     Michal Hocko <mhocko@...nel.org>,
        Zhaoyang Huang <huangzhaoyang@...il.com>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        kernel-patch-test@...ts.linaro.org,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Joel Fernandes <joelaf@...gle.com>, linux-mm@...ck.org,
        Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@...e.cz>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1] kernel/trace:check the val against the available mem

On Wed, Apr 04, 2018 at 11:47:30AM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> I originally was going to remove the RETRY_MAYFAIL, but adding this
> check (at the end of the loop though) appears to have OOM consistently
> kill this task.
> 
> I still like to keep RETRY_MAYFAIL, because it wont trigger OOM if
> nothing comes in and tries to do an allocation, but instead will fail
> nicely with -ENOMEM.

I still don't get why you want RETRY_MAYFAIL.  You know that tries
*harder* to allocate memory than plain GFP_KERNEL does, right?  And
that seems like the exact opposite of what you want.

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