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[Linux-cluster] Re: GFS



On Mon, Aug 08, 2005 at 01:57:55PM +0300, Pekka J Enberg wrote:
> David Teigland writes:
> >> but why can't you return NULL here on failure like you do for
> >> find_lock_page()?  
> >
> >because create is set
> 
> Yes, but looking at (some of the) top-level callers, there's no real reason 
> why create must not fail. Am I missing something here?

I'll trace the callers back farther and see about dealing with errors.

> >> gfs2-02.patch:+ RETRY_MALLOC(bd = kmem_cache_alloc(gfs2_bufdata_cachep, 
> 
> It is passed to the page allocator just like with kmalloc() which uses 
> __cache_alloc() too. 

Yes, I read it wrongly, looks like NOFAIL should work fine.  I think we
can get rid of the RETRY macro entirely.
Thanks,
Dave


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