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* OOM and USB, latest Linux 2.6
@ 2007-02-17 16:49 Dan Aloni
  2007-02-17 16:57 ` [linux-usb-devel] " Alan Stern
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From: Dan Aloni @ 2007-02-17 16:49 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Linux Kernel List; +Cc: linux-usb-devel


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)

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2007-02-17 18:24     ` Dan Aloni
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