Re: [PATCH 08/97] mm, thp: do not allow thp faults to avoid cpuset restrictions

From: Jiri Slaby
Date: Fri Sep 26 2014 - 05:53:27 EST

On 08/28/2014, 08:34 PM, Mel Gorman wrote:
> From: David Rientjes <rientjes@xxxxxxxxxx>
> commit b104a35d32025ca740539db2808aa3385d0f30eb upstream.
> The page allocator relies on __GFP_WAIT to determine if ALLOC_CPUSET
> should be set in allocflags. ALLOC_CPUSET controls if a page allocation
> should be restricted only to the set of allowed cpuset mems.
> Transparent hugepages clears __GFP_WAIT when defrag is disabled to prevent
> the fault path from using memory compaction or direct reclaim. Thus, it
> is unfairly able to allocate outside of its cpuset mems restriction as a
> side-effect.
> This patch ensures that ALLOC_CPUSET is only cleared when the gfp mask is
> truly GFP_ATOMIC by verifying it is also not a thp allocation.

Hi, the time has come to apply this series. Thanks a lot for doing that.

It all applies cleanly except this one, as it is already in 2.6.27. So
skipping makes it work nicely.

suse labs
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