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[Linux-cluster] Re: [PATCH 00/14] GFS



On Tue, Aug 02, 2005 at 01:16:53PM +0300, Pekka Enberg wrote:

> > +void *gmalloc_nofail_real(unsigned int size, int flags, char *file,
> > +			  unsigned int line)
> > +{
> > +	void *x;
> > +	for (;;) {
> > +		x = kmalloc(size, flags);
> > +		if (x)
> > +			return x;
> > +		if (time_after_eq(jiffies, gfs2_malloc_warning + 5 * HZ)) {
> > +			printk("GFS2: out of memory: %s, %u\n",
> > +			       __FILE__, __LINE__);
> > +			gfs2_malloc_warning = jiffies;
> > +		}
> > +		yield();
> 
> This does not belong in a filesystem. It also seems like a very bad
> idea. What are you trying to do here? If you absolutely must not fail,
> use __GFP_NOFAIL instead.

will do, carried over from before NOFAIL existed

> -mm has memory leak detection patches and there are others floating
> around. Please do not introduce yet another subsystem-specific debug
> allocator.

ok, thanks
Dave


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