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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm/balloon_compaction: suppress allocation warnings
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On 20.08.19 11:16, Nadav Amit wrote:
> There is no reason to print warnings when balloon page allocation fails,
> as they are expected and can be handled gracefully. Since VMware
> balloon now uses balloon-compaction infrastructure, and suppressed these
> warnings before, it is also beneficial to suppress these warnings to
> keep the same behavior that the balloon had before.

I am not sure if that's a good idea. The allocation warnings are usually
the only trace of "the user/admin did something bad because he/she tried
to inflate the balloon to an unsafe value". Believe me, I processed a
couple of such bugreports related to virtio-balloon and the warning were
very helpful for that.

>
> Cc: Jason Wang <jasowang@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Nadav Amit <namit@vmware.com>
> ---
> mm/balloon_compaction.c | 3 ++-
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/mm/balloon_compaction.c b/mm/balloon_compaction.c
> index 798275a51887..26de020aae7b 100644
> --- a/mm/balloon_compaction.c
> +++ b/mm/balloon_compaction.c
> @@ -124,7 +124,8 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(balloon_page_list_dequeue);
> struct page *balloon_page_alloc(void)
> {
> struct page *page = alloc_page(balloon_mapping_gfp_mask() |
> - __GFP_NOMEMALLOC | __GFP_NORETRY);
> + __GFP_NOMEMALLOC | __GFP_NORETRY |
> + __GFP_NOWARN);
> return page;
> }
> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(balloon_page_alloc);
>


--

Thanks,

David / dhildenb

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