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From: Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu>
To: Dan Aloni <da-x@monatomic.org>
Cc: Linux Kernel List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	<linux-usb-devel@lists.sourceforge.net>
Subject: Re: [linux-usb-devel] OOM and USB, latest Linux 2.6
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 11:57:55 -0500 (EST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44L0.0702171156300.4173-100000@netrider.rowland.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070217164920.GA31755@localdomain>

On Sat, 17 Feb 2007, Dan Aloni wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> 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.

Can you be any more specific than that?  usb-storage should use only 
GFP_NOIO in its I/O paths.

Alan Stern


  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-17 17:07 UTC|newest]

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

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