Re: [ANOMALIES]: 2.4.2 - __alloc_pages: failed - Patch failed

From: Marcelo Tosatti (
Date: Sun Feb 25 2001 - 22:42:38 EST

On Sun, 25 Feb 2001, Mike Galbraith wrote:

> The way sg_low_malloc() tries to allocate, failure messages are
> pretty much garanteed. It tries high order allocations (which
> are unreliable even when not stressed) and backs off until it
> succeeds.
> In other words, the messages are a red herring.

Yup. And they should not be printed.

We can add an allocation flag (__GFP_NO_CRITICAL?) which can be used by
sg_low_malloc() (and other non critical allocations) to fail previously
and not print the message.

Linus ?

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