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Subject[PATCH] mm: ratelimit end_swap_bio_write() error
Use the ratelimited printk() version for swap-device write error
reporting. We can use ZRAM as a swap-device, and the tricky part
here is that zsmalloc() stores compressed objects in memory, thus
it has to allocates pages during swap-out. If the system is short
on memory, then we begin to flood printk() log buffer with the
same "Write-error on swap-device XXX" error messages and sometimes
simply lockup the system.

Signed-off-by: Sergey Senozhatsky <>
mm/page_io.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/mm/page_io.c b/mm/page_io.c
index e93f1a4cacd7..422cd49bcba8 100644
--- a/mm/page_io.c
+++ b/mm/page_io.c
@@ -63,7 +63,7 @@ void end_swap_bio_write(struct bio *bio)
* Also clear PG_reclaim to avoid rotate_reclaimable_page()
- pr_alert("Write-error on swap-device (%u:%u:%llu)\n",
+ pr_alert_ratelimited("Write-error on swap-device (%u:%u:%llu)\n",
MAJOR(bio_dev(bio)), MINOR(bio_dev(bio)),
(unsigned long long)bio->bi_iter.bi_sector);
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