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Date:   Tue, 5 May 2020 13:44:42 +0100
From:   Al Viro <>
To:     SeongJae Park <>
Cc:,,,,,, SeongJae Park <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net 0/2] Revert the 'socket_alloc' life cycle change

On Tue, May 05, 2020 at 09:28:39AM +0200, SeongJae Park wrote:
> From: SeongJae Park <>
> The commit 6d7855c54e1e ("sockfs: switch to ->free_inode()") made the
> deallocation of 'socket_alloc' to be done asynchronously using RCU, as
> same to 'sock.wq'.  And the following commit 333f7909a857 ("coallocate
> socket_sq with socket itself") made those to have same life cycle.
> The changes made the code much more simple, but also made 'socket_alloc'
> live longer than before.  For the reason, user programs intensively
> repeating allocations and deallocations of sockets could cause memory
> pressure on recent kernels.
> To avoid the problem, this commit reverts the changes.

Is it "could cause" or is it "have been actually observed to"?

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