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Date:	Wed, 14 Dec 2011 13:46:23 -0200
From:	Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <>
	Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <>
Subject: [PATCH] libcxgbi: do not print a message when memory allocation fails

In alloc_pdu, libcxgbi tries to allocate a skb with GFP_ATOMIC, which
may potentially fail. When it happens, the current code prints a warning

When the system is under IO stress, this failure may happen lots of
times and it usually scares users.

Instead of printing the warning message, the code now increases the
tx_dropped statistics for the ethernet interface wich is doing the iscsi

Signed-off-by: Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <>
 drivers/scsi/cxgbi/libcxgbi.c |    5 +++--
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/scsi/cxgbi/libcxgbi.c b/drivers/scsi/cxgbi/libcxgbi.c
index c10f74a..3422bc2 100644
--- a/drivers/scsi/cxgbi/libcxgbi.c
+++ b/drivers/scsi/cxgbi/libcxgbi.c
@@ -1862,8 +1862,9 @@ int cxgbi_conn_alloc_pdu(struct iscsi_task *task, u8 opcode)
 	tdata->skb = alloc_skb(cdev->skb_tx_rsvd + headroom, GFP_ATOMIC);
 	if (!tdata->skb) {
-		pr_warn("alloc skb %u+%u, opcode 0x%x failed.\n",
-			cdev->skb_tx_rsvd, headroom, opcode);
+		struct cxgbi_sock *csk = cconn->cep->csk;
+		struct net_device *ndev = cdev->ports[csk->port_id];
+		ndev->stats.tx_dropped++;
 		return -ENOMEM;

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