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authorMel Gorman <>2009-07-29 15:04:08 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2009-07-29 19:10:35 -0700
commit1fc28b70fe2dbf87e061b6ce5091a1f8e4e5d4e7 (patch)
tree35c109a52c3dd8a509b5dd1318eb4963b45a8b01 /mm/page_alloc.c
parent887032670d47366a8c8f25396ea7c14b7b2cc620 (diff)
page-allocator: allow too high-order warning messages to be suppressed with __GFP_NOWARN
The page allocator warns once when an order >= MAX_ORDER is specified. This is to catch callers of the allocator that are always falling back to their worst-case when it was not expected. However, there are cases where the caller is behaving correctly but cannot suppress the warning. This patch allows the warning to be suppressed by the callers by specifying __GFP_NOWARN. Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <> Acked-by: David Rientjes <> Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <> Cc: "David S. Miller" <> Cc: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm/page_alloc.c')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
index 2dbb2fc6883..d052abbe306 100644
--- a/mm/page_alloc.c
+++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -1745,8 +1745,10 @@ __alloc_pages_slowpath(gfp_t gfp_mask, unsigned int order,
* be using allocators in order of preference for an area that is
* too large.
- if (WARN_ON_ONCE(order >= MAX_ORDER))
+ if (order >= MAX_ORDER) {
+ WARN_ON_ONCE(!(gfp_mask & __GFP_NOWARN));
return NULL;
+ }