Patchwork [13/32] mm: __GFP_MEMALLOC

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Submitter Peter Zijlstra
Date Oct. 2, 2008, 1:05 p.m.
Message ID <20081002131608.441353522@chello.nl>
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Permalink /patch/2415/
State Not Applicable
Delegated to: David Miller
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Peter Zijlstra - Oct. 2, 2008, 1:05 p.m.
__GFP_MEMALLOC will allow the allocation to disregard the watermarks, 
much like PF_MEMALLOC.

It allows one to pass along the memalloc state in object related allocation
flags as opposed to task related flags, such as sk->sk_allocation.

Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
---
 include/linux/gfp.h |    3 ++-
 mm/page_alloc.c     |    4 +++-
 2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

Patch

Index: linux-2.6/include/linux/gfp.h
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/include/linux/gfp.h
+++ linux-2.6/include/linux/gfp.h
@@ -43,6 +43,7 @@  struct vm_area_struct;
 #define __GFP_REPEAT	((__force gfp_t)0x400u)	/* See above */
 #define __GFP_NOFAIL	((__force gfp_t)0x800u)	/* See above */
 #define __GFP_NORETRY	((__force gfp_t)0x1000u)/* See above */
+#define __GFP_MEMALLOC  ((__force gfp_t)0x2000u)/* Use emergency reserves */
 #define __GFP_COMP	((__force gfp_t)0x4000u)/* Add compound page metadata */
 #define __GFP_ZERO	((__force gfp_t)0x8000u)/* Return zeroed page on success */
 #define __GFP_NOMEMALLOC ((__force gfp_t)0x10000u) /* Don't use emergency reserves */
@@ -88,7 +89,7 @@  struct vm_area_struct;
 /* Control page allocator reclaim behavior */
 #define GFP_RECLAIM_MASK (__GFP_WAIT|__GFP_HIGH|__GFP_IO|__GFP_FS|\
 			__GFP_NOWARN|__GFP_REPEAT|__GFP_NOFAIL|\
-			__GFP_NORETRY|__GFP_NOMEMALLOC)
+			__GFP_NORETRY|__GFP_MEMALLOC|__GFP_NOMEMALLOC)
 
 /* Control allocation constraints */
 #define GFP_CONSTRAINT_MASK (__GFP_HARDWALL|__GFP_THISNODE)
Index: linux-2.6/mm/page_alloc.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/mm/page_alloc.c
+++ linux-2.6/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -1452,7 +1452,9 @@  int gfp_to_alloc_flags(gfp_t gfp_mask)
 		alloc_flags |= ALLOC_HARDER;
 
 	if (likely(!(gfp_mask & __GFP_NOMEMALLOC))) {
-		if (!in_irq() && (p->flags & PF_MEMALLOC))
+		if (gfp_mask & __GFP_MEMALLOC)
+			alloc_flags |= ALLOC_NO_WATERMARKS;
+		else if (!in_irq() && (p->flags & PF_MEMALLOC))
 			alloc_flags |= ALLOC_NO_WATERMARKS;
 		else if (!in_interrupt() &&
 				unlikely(test_thread_flag(TIF_MEMDIE)))