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Date:   Fri, 17 Nov 2023 16:19:56 +0000
From:   Mel Gorman <mgorman@...hsingularity.net>
To:     Michal Hocko <mhocko@...e.com>
Cc:     Charan Teja Kalla <quic_charante@...cinc.com>,
        akpm@...ux-foundation.org, david@...hat.com, vbabka@...e.cz,
        hannes@...xchg.org, quic_pkondeti@...cinc.com, linux-mm@...ck.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH V2 2/3] mm: page_alloc: correct high atomic reserve
 calculations

On Thu, Nov 16, 2023 at 01:52:26PM +0100, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Thu 16-11-23 09:59:01, Mel Gorman wrote:
> [...]
> > This patch in isolation seems fine with the caveat that such a small
> > system may find the atomic reserves to be borderline useless.
> 
> Yes, exactly what I had in mind. Would it make sense to reserve the the
> pageblock only if it really is less than 1% of available memory?

I'd have no objection with the caveat that we need to watch out for new
bugs related to high-order atomic failures. If ths risk is noted in the
changelog and that it's a revert candidate then any bisection should
trivially find it.

-- 
Mel Gorman
SUSE Labs

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