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SubjectRe: OOM: Better, but still there on
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On Fri 16-12-16 08:39:41, Michal Hocko wrote:
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> That being said, the OOM killer invocation is clearly pointless and
> pre-mature. We normally do not invoke it normally for GFP_NOFS requests
> exactly for these reasons. But this is GFP_NOFS|__GFP_NOFAIL which
> behaves differently. I am about to change that but my last attempt [1]
> has to be rethought.
>
> Now another thing is that the __GFP_NOFAIL which has this nasty side
> effect has been introduced by me d1b5c5671d01 ("btrfs: Prevent from
> early transaction abort") in 4.3 so I am quite surprised that this has
> shown up only in 4.8. Anyway there might be some other changes in the
> btrfs which could make it more subtle.
>
> I believe the right way to go around this is to pursue what I've started
> in [1]. I will try to prepare something for testing today for you. Stay
> tuned. But I would be really happy if somebody from the btrfs camp could
> check the NOFS aspect of this allocation. We have already seen
> allocation stalls from this path quite recently

Could you try to run with the two following patches?

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