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From: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux.com>
To: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
Cc: Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>,
	akpm@linux-foundation.org, mm-commits@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, linux-next@vger.kernel.org,
	Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>,
	mhocko@suse.cz
Subject: Re: mmotm 2015-01-22-15-04: qemu failure due to 'mm: memcontrol: remove unnecessary soft limit tree node test'
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:17:44 -0600 (CST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.11.1501230908560.15325@gentwo.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20150123141817.GA22926@phnom.home.cmpxchg.org>

On Fri, 23 Jan 2015, Johannes Weiner wrote:

> Is the assumption of this patch wrong?  Does the specified node have
> to be online for the fallback to work?

Nodes that are offline have no control structures allocated and thus
allocations will likely segfault when the address of the controls
structure for the node is accessed.

If we wanted to prevent that then every allocation would have to add a
check to see if the nodes are online which would impact performance.



  reply	other threads:[~2015-01-23 15:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 33+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-01-22 23:05 mmotm 2015-01-22-15-04 uploaded akpm
2015-01-23  5:04 ` mmotm 2015-01-22-15-04: qemu failures due to 'mm: account pmd page tables to the process' Guenter Roeck
2015-01-23 11:13   ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2015-01-23 15:07     ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-23 21:55       ` Andrew Morton
2015-01-24  2:44         ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-24  3:05           ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-24  5:52         ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-26 12:29           ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2015-01-26 14:03             ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-26 14:17               ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-27 16:16               ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2015-01-27 16:24                 ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-27 21:24                   ` Andrew Morton
2015-01-28  6:16                     ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-23  5:08 ` mmotm 2015-01-22-15-04: qemu failure due to 'mm: memcontrol: remove unnecessary soft limit tree node test' Guenter Roeck
2015-01-23 14:18   ` Johannes Weiner
2015-01-23 15:17     ` Christoph Lameter [this message]
2015-01-23 16:02       ` Johannes Weiner
2015-01-23 16:59         ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-23 17:36           ` Johannes Weiner
2015-01-23 17:38             ` Johannes Weiner
2015-01-24  2:02             ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-27 17:24       ` Michal Hocko
2015-01-28 15:03         ` Christoph Lameter
2015-01-23 15:46     ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-23 16:03       ` Johannes Weiner
2015-01-23 20:20     ` Christoph Lameter
2015-01-23 20:33       ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-23 21:09         ` Christoph Lameter
2015-01-24  7:16           ` Johannes Weiner
2015-01-25 21:36             ` Valdis.Kletnieks
2015-01-26 13:37               ` Johannes Weiner

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