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Date:   Sat, 15 Aug 2020 10:27:54 +0200
From:   Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
To:     Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
Cc:     paulmck@...nel.org, Michal Hocko <mhocko@...e.com>,
        Uladzislau Rezki <urezki@...il.com>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, RCU <rcu@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-mm@...ck.org, Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@...e.cz>,
        Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>,
        "Theodore Y . Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>,
        Joel Fernandes <joel@...lfernandes.org>,
        Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@...utronix.de>,
        Oleksiy Avramchenko <oleksiy.avramchenko@...ymobile.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC-PATCH 1/2] mm: Add __GFP_NO_LOCKS flag

On Sat, Aug 15, 2020 at 01:14:53AM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> 
> As a matter of fact I assume^Wdeclare that removing struct rcu_head which
> provides a fallback is not an option at all. I know that you want to,
> but it wont work ever. Dream on, but as we agreed on recently there is
> this thing called reality which ruins everything.

It never was going to work, freeing memory can never hard rely on the
success of allocating memory.

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