Re: [PATCH] mwifiex: add __GFP_REPEAT to skb allocation call

From: Kalle Valo
Date: Tue Mar 29 2016 - 04:38:10 EST

Wei-Ning Huang <wnhuang@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> "single skb allocation failure" happens when system is under heavy
> memory pressure. Add __GFP_REPEAT to skb allocation call so kernel
> attempts to reclaim pages and retry the allocation.
> Signed-off-by: Wei-Ning Huang <wnhuang@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Is this really a proper way to fix the issue? This is the first time I'm
hearing about the flag and there isn't even a single user in
drivers/net. I would like to get confirmation from others that
__GFP_REPEAT is really ok to use in a wireless driver before I can take

Kalle Valo