Re: [PATCH 0/12] Per-bdi writeback flusher threads v7

From: Jens Axboe
Date: Thu May 28 2009 - 06:20:46 EST

On Wed, May 27 2009, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Wed, 27 May 2009 17:05:47 +0200
> Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I ran testing with artificial
> > bdi_work allocation failures to verify the oom path
> I bet you didn't use lib/fault-inject.c :(

I didn't, it was a 2-second hack to add a

static int i;

if (!(i++ % 4))
return NULL;

so I didn't look further...

> For tricky pieces of core kernel like this, there's a good case for
> including and permanently maintaining fault injection testing
> capabilities.

I agree.

Jens Axboe

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