Re: [RFC][PATCH] PM: Force GFP_NOIO during suspend/resume (was: Re: [linux-pm] Memory allocations in .suspend became very unreliable)

From: Rafael J. Wysocki
Date: Mon Jan 18 2010 - 15:55:50 EST

On Monday 18 January 2010, Oliver Neukum wrote:
> Am Montag, 18. Januar 2010 00:00:23 schrieb Rafael J. Wysocki:
> > On Sunday 17 January 2010, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > > On Sun, 2010-01-17 at 14:27 +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > ...
> > > However, it's hard to deal with the case of allocations that have
> > > already started waiting for IOs. It might be possible to have some VM
> > > hook to make them wakeup, re-evaluate the situation and get out of that
> > > code path but in any case it would be tricky.
> >
> > In the second version of the patch I used an rwsem that made us wait for these
> > allocations to complete before we changed gfp_allowed_mask.
> This will be a very, very hot semaphore. What's the impact on performance?

rwsems are highly optimized AFAICT, but this is a good question of course.

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