Re: [PATCH v3] mm/page_owner: use kvmalloc instead of kmalloc
From: Michal Hocko
Date: Wed Oct 31 2018 - 06:15:07 EST
On Wed 31-10-18 16:47:17, Miles Chen wrote:
> On Tue, 2018-10-30 at 09:15 +0100, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > On Tue 30-10-18 14:55:51, Miles Chen wrote:
> > [...]
> > > It's a real problem when using page_owner.
> > > I found this issue recently: I'm not able to read page_owner information
> > > during a overnight test. (error: read failed: Out of memory). I replace
> > > kmalloc() with vmalloc() and it worked well.
> > Is this with trimming the allocation to a single page and doing shorter
> > than requested reads?
> I printed out the allocate count on my device the request count is <=
> 4096. So I tested this scenario by trimming the count to from 4096 to
> 1024 bytes and it works fine.
> count = count > 1024? 1024: count;
> It tested it on both 32bit and 64bit kernel.
Are you saying that you see OOMs for 4k size?