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Date:	Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:24:30 -0800
From:	Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To:	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
Cc:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	David Rientjes <rientjes@...gle.com>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: use __GFP_NORETRY for high order allocations

On Thu, 2014-02-06 at 10:42 -0800, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> sock_alloc_send_pskb() & sk_page_frag_refill()
> have a loop trying high order allocations to prepare
> skb with low number of fragments as this increases performance.
> 
> Problem is that under memory pressure/fragmentation, this can
> trigger OOM while the intent was only to try the high order
> allocations, then fallback to order-0 allocations.
[]
> Call Trace:
>  [<ffffffff8043766c>] dump_header+0xe1/0x23e
>  [<ffffffff80437a02>] oom_kill_process+0x6a/0x323
>  [<ffffffff80438443>] out_of_memory+0x4b3/0x50d
>  [<ffffffff8043a4a6>] __alloc_pages_may_oom+0xa2/0xc7
>  [<ffffffff80236f42>] __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x1002/0x17f0
>  [<ffffffff8024bd23>] alloc_pages_current+0x103/0x2b0
>  [<ffffffff8028567f>] sk_page_frag_refill+0x8f/0x160
[]
> diff --git a/net/core/sock.c b/net/core/sock.c
[]
> @@ -1775,7 +1775,9 @@ struct sk_buff *sock_alloc_send_pskb(struct sock *sk, unsigned long header_len,
>  			while (order) {
>  				if (npages >= 1 << order) {
>  					page = alloc_pages(sk->sk_allocation |
> -							   __GFP_COMP | __GFP_NOWARN,
> +							   __GFP_COMP |
> +							   __GFP_NOWARN |
> +							   __GFP_NORETRY,
>  							   order);
>  					if (page)
>  						goto fill_page;
> @@ -1845,7 +1847,7 @@ bool skb_page_frag_refill(unsigned int sz, struct page_frag *pfrag, gfp_t prio)
>  		gfp_t gfp = prio;
>  
>  		if (order)
> -			gfp |= __GFP_COMP | __GFP_NOWARN;
> +			gfp |= __GFP_COMP | __GFP_NOWARN | __GFP_NORETRY;

Perhaps add __GFP_THISNODE too ?


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