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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net: cleanup gfp mask in alloc_skb_with_frags
From: Michal Hocko <>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2018 17:53:06 +0200

> From: Michal Hocko <>
> alloc_skb_with_frags uses __GFP_NORETRY for non-sleeping allocations
> which is just a noop and a little bit confusing.
> __GFP_NORETRY was added by ed98df3361f0 ("net: use __GFP_NORETRY for
> high order allocations") to prevent from the OOM killer. Yet this was
> not enough because fb05e7a89f50 ("net: don't wait for order-3 page
> allocation") didn't want an excessive reclaim for non-costly orders
> so it made it completely NOWAIT while it preserved __GFP_NORETRY in
> place which is now redundant.
> Drop the pointless __GFP_NORETRY because this function is used as
> copy&paste source for other places.
> Reviewed-by: Eric Dumazet <>
> Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <>


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