page allocator: Do not allow interrupts to use ALLOC_HARDER
Mel Gorman [Wed, 11 Nov 2009 22:26:17 +0000 (14:26 -0800)]
Commit 341ce06f69abfafa31b9468410a13dbd60e2b237 ("page allocator:
calculate the alloc_flags for allocation only once") altered watermark
logic slightly by allowing rt_tasks that are handling an interrupt to set
ALLOC_HARDER.  This patch brings the watermark logic more in line with
2.6.30.

This change results in a reduction of the number high-order GFP_ATOMIC
allocation failures reported.  See
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/linux/kernel/1144153

[rientjes@google.com: Spotted the problem]
Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie>
Reviewed-by: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
Reviewed-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Cc: <stable@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

mm/page_alloc.c

index 250d055..2bc2ac6 100644 (file)
@@ -1769,7 +1769,7 @@ gfp_to_alloc_flags(gfp_t gfp_mask)
                 * See also cpuset_zone_allowed() comment in kernel/cpuset.c.
                 */
                alloc_flags &= ~ALLOC_CPUSET;
-       } else if (unlikely(rt_task(p)))
+       } else if (unlikely(rt_task(p)) && !in_interrupt())
                alloc_flags |= ALLOC_HARDER;
 
        if (likely(!(gfp_mask & __GFP_NOMEMALLOC))) {