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SubjectRe: [RFC 2/3] mm/vmalloc: add support for __GFP_NOFAIL
On Wed 20-10-21 15:54:23, Uladzislau Rezki wrote:
> > > >
> > > I think adding kind of schedule() will not make things worse and in corner
> > > cases could prevent a power drain by CPU. It is important for mobile devices.
> >
> > I suspect you mean schedule_timeout here? Or cond_resched? I went with a
> > later for now, I do not have a good idea for how to long to sleep here.
> > I am more than happy to change to to a sleep though.
> >
> cond_resched() reschedules only if TIF_NEED_RESCHED is raised what is not good
> here. Because in our case we know that we definitely would like to
> take a breath. Therefore
> invoking the schedule() is more suitable here. It will give a CPU time
> to another waiting
> process(if exists) in any case putting the "current" one to the tail.

Yes, but there is no explicit event to wait for currently.

> As for adding a delay. I am not sure about for how long to delay or i
> would say i do not
> see a good explanation why for example we delay for 10 milliseconds or so.

As I've said I am OK with either of the two. Do you or anybody have any
preference? Without any explicit event to wake up for neither of the two
is more than just an optimistic retry.
--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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