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authorGiridhar Pemmasani <pgiri@yahoo.com>2006-10-29 04:46:55 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2006-10-29 08:01:58 -0800
commit5211e6e6c671f0d4b1e1a1023384d20227d8ee65 (patch)
tree437c827044b2ed0a277adc95182985d8a95a8fc0 /kernel/taskstats.c
parent2da6dc28867b6cad6181291ed03093a487587d61 (diff)
[PATCH] Fix GFP_HIGHMEM slab panic
As reported by Martin J. Bligh <mbligh@google.com>, we let through some non-slab bits to slab allocation through __get_vm_area_node when doing a vmalloc. I haven't been able to reproduce this, although I understand why it happens: vmalloc allocates memory with GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_HIGHMEM and commit 52fd24ca1db3a741f144bbc229beefe044202cac resulted in the same flags are passed down to cache_alloc_refill, causing the BUG. The following patch fixes it. Note that when calling kmalloc_node, I am masking off __GFP_HIGHMEM with GFP_LEVEL_MASK, whereas __vmalloc_area_node does the same with ~(__GFP_HIGHMEM | __GFP_ZERO). IMHO, using GFP_LEVEL_MASK is preferable, but either should fix this problem. Signed-off-by: Giridhar Pemmasani (pgiri@yahoo.com) Cc: Martin J. Bligh <mbligh@google.com> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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