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From: Dan Aloni <>
To: Linux Kernel List <>
Subject: OOM and USB, latest Linux 2.6
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 18:49:21 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070217164920.GA31755@localdomain> (raw)


Is it possible that OOM isn't handled very well if say, my entire
file system structure is on a USB storage device?

I'm not an expert on this particular matter but I'm pretty sure 
that I noticed GFP_KERNEL allocation being done on the write-out 
path in the usb-storage kernel thread, leading to a deadlock 
during OOM.

Suggestions are welcomed...

Dan Aloni
da-x (at), dan (at)

             reply	other threads:[~2007-02-17 16:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-17 16:49 Dan Aloni [this message]
2007-02-17 16:57 ` [linux-usb-devel] " Alan Stern
2007-02-17 18:15   ` Dan Aloni
2007-02-17 18:24     ` Dan Aloni
2007-02-17 21:36     ` Alan Stern

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