Re: [PATCH] slab: prevent warnings when allocating with __GFP_NOWARN

From: Pekka Enberg
Date: Tue Jun 11 2013 - 11:16:16 EST

On Tue, 11 Jun 2013, Sasha Levin wrote:
I think that leaving the warning makes sense to catch similar
things which are actually bugs - we had a similar issue with
/dev/kmsg (if I remember correctly) which actually pointed to
a bug.

On 6/11/13 6:14 PM, Christoph Lameter wrote:
Right. Requesting an allocation larger than even supported by the page
allocator from the slab allocators that are specializing in allocations of
small objects is usually an indication of a problem in the code.

So you're OK with going forward with Sasha's patch? It's needed
because __GFP_NOWARN was specifically added there to fix this
issue earlier.

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