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Date:   Wed,  6 Jul 2022 10:53:20 +0200
From:   Antoine Tenart <>
Cc:     Antoine Tenart <>,
Subject: [PATCH net-next] Documentation: add a description for net.core.high_order_alloc_disable

A description is missing for the net.core.high_order_alloc_disable
option in admin-guide/sysctl/net.rst ; add it. The above sysctl option
was introduced by commit ce27ec60648d ("net: add high_order_alloc_disable
sysctl/static key").

Cc: Eric Dumazet <>
Signed-off-by: Antoine Tenart <>
 Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/net.rst | 10 ++++++++++
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/net.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/net.rst
index fcd650bdbc7e..85ab83411359 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/net.rst
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/net.rst
@@ -391,6 +391,16 @@ GRO has decided not to coalesce, it is placed on a per-NAPI list. This
 list is then passed to the stack when the number of segments reaches the
 gro_normal_batch limit.
+By default the allocator for page frags tries to use high order pages (order-3
+on x86). While the default behavior gives good results in most cases, some users
+might hit a contention in page allocations/freeing. This allows to opt-in for
+order-0 allocation instead.
+Default: 0
 2. /proc/sys/net/unix - Parameters for Unix domain sockets

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