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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm/page_alloc: avoid hard lockups in __alloc_pages_bulk()
On Sat, Jul 10, 2021 at 11:46:13AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Jul 2021 19:29:29 +0800 qiang.zhang@windriver.com wrote:
>
> > From: Zqiang <qiang.zhang@windriver.com>
> >
> > The __alloc_pages_bulk() mainly used for batch allocation of
> > order-0 pages, in the case of holding pagesets.lock, if too
> > many pages are required, maybe trigger hard lockup watchdog.
>
> Ouch. Has this been observed in testing? If so, can you please share
> the kernel debug output from that event?

This should be fixed in the caller by asking for fewer pages.
The NFS and vmalloc cases have already been fixed for this.

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