Re: [PATCH v2] btrfs: use kmalloc for lzo de/compress buffer

From: David Sterba
Date: Thu Feb 21 2013 - 08:42:00 EST

On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 04:56:04PM +0900, Kyungsik Lee wrote:
> @@ -55,8 +55,9 @@ static struct list_head *lzo_alloc_workspace(void)
> return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
> workspace->mem = vmalloc(LZO1X_MEM_COMPRESS);
> - workspace->buf = vmalloc(PAGE_CACHE_SIZE);
> - workspace->cbuf = vmalloc(lzo1x_worst_compress(PAGE_CACHE_SIZE));
> + workspace->buf = kmalloc(PAGE_CACHE_SIZE, GFP_NOFS);
> + workspace->cbuf = kmalloc(lzo1x_worst_compress(PAGE_CACHE_SIZE),

This is still larger than usual page size and allocator may issue a
warning, so if we want to use kmalloc (it's ~4.4k in size and likely to
be available, but not always due to possible page fragmentation), the
__GFP_NOWARN should be supplied and if the allocation fails fall back to

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