Re: [GIT PULL v2] Early SLAB fixes for 2.6.31

From: Nick Piggin
Date: Mon Jun 15 2009 - 05:41:59 EST

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 12:10:01PM +0300, Pekka Enberg wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 11:18 AM, Heiko
> Carstens<heiko.carstens@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I didn't look any deeper into this, but looks to me like doing something like
> > schedule_work() this early isn't ok.
> >
> > This is the conversion that leads to the crash:
> >
> > -               alloc_bootmem_low(sizeof(struct raw3215_info));
> > +               kzalloc(sizeof(struct raw3215_info), GFP_NOWAIT | GFP_DMA);
> >
> > Might be that I missed something. Maybe some special flag?
> Btw, you should not need to use GFP_NOWAIT anymore and GFP_KERNEL
> should be fine even during early boot.

Is this the agreed way forward? I would like to maybe continue to
try having early allocations pass in special flags where possible
(it could even be a GFP_BOOT or something). It can make it easier
to perhaps reduce branches in core code in future and things can
be flagged in warnings....

I just like the idea of keeping such annotations.
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