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Date:	Sat, 25 Sep 2010 00:13:00 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:	eric.dumazet@...il.com
Cc:	romieu@...zoreil.com, sgruszka@...hat.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2 -next] r8169: allocate with GFP_KERNEL flag when
 able to sleep

From: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 08:06:37 +0200

> Patch solves the suspend/resume, probably, but as soon as we receive
> trafic, we can hit the allocation error anyway...

It allocates 1536 + N, where N can be NET_IP_ALIGN, or some small
value like 8.

This is in the same ballpark as what tg3 allocates for RX buffers.

SLAB/SLUB/whatever just wants multi-order page allocations even
for SKBs which are about this size.

Furthermore, the sleeping allocations we do at ->open() time to
allocate the entire RX ring all at once will buddy up a lot of
pages and make 1-order allocs more likely.
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