Re: question on dup_task_struct

From: Andrew Morton (
Date: Sat Aug 03 2002 - 17:29:09 EST

Andrew Morton wrote:
> Oliver Neukum wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > why is GFP_ATOMIC used in fork.c::dup_task_struct?
> Presumably so that the allocation of the task structure can
> dip into the emergency pools, giving fork a better chance
> of succeeding?

Or maybe it's to _make_ it fail, so we don't loop forever in
a 1-order allocation?

Let's find out, and add a comment, fer crissake.
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