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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1] kernel/trace:check the val against the available mem
On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 7:58 PM, Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 04, 2018 at 11:47:30AM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
>> I originally was going to remove the RETRY_MAYFAIL, but adding this
>> check (at the end of the loop though) appears to have OOM consistently
>> kill this task.
>>
>> I still like to keep RETRY_MAYFAIL, because it wont trigger OOM if
>> nothing comes in and tries to do an allocation, but instead will fail
>> nicely with -ENOMEM.
>
> I still don't get why you want RETRY_MAYFAIL. You know that tries
> *harder* to allocate memory than plain GFP_KERNEL does, right? And
> that seems like the exact opposite of what you want.

No. We do want it to try harder but not if its already setup for failure.

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