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[Linux-cluster] Re: GFS



On Mon, Aug 08, 2005 at 01:18:45PM +0300, Pekka J Enberg wrote:

> gfs2-02.patch:+ RETRY_MALLOC(ip = kmem_cache_alloc(gfs2_inode_cachep, 
> -> GFP_NOFAIL. 

Already gone, inode_create() can return an error.

if (create) {
        RETRY_MALLOC(page = grab_cache_page(aspace->i_mapping, index),
                     page);
} else {
        page = find_lock_page(aspace->i_mapping, index);
        if (!page)
                return NULL;
}

> I think you can set aspace->flags to GFP_NOFAIL 

will try that

> but why can't you return NULL here on failure like you do for
> find_lock_page()? 

because create is set

> gfs2-02.patch:+ RETRY_MALLOC(bd = kmem_cache_alloc(gfs2_bufdata_cachep, 
>                                                    GFP_KERNEL),
> -> GFP_NOFAIL 

It looks to me like NOFAIL does nothing for kmem_cache_alloc().
Am I seeing that wrong?

> gfs2-10.patch:+         RETRY_MALLOC(new_gh = gfs2_holder_get(gl, state,
> gfs2_holder_get uses kmalloc which can use GFP_NOFAIL. 

Which means adding a new gfp_flags parameter... fine.

Dave


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