Commit aed0a0e3 authored by David Rientjes's avatar David Rientjes Committed by Linus Torvalds
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mm, page_alloc: warn for non-blockable __GFP_NOFAIL allocation failure

__GFP_NOFAIL may return NULL when coupled with GFP_NOWAIT or GFP_ATOMIC.

Luckily, nothing currently does such craziness.  So instead of causing
such allocations to loop (potentially forever), we maintain the current
behavior and also warn about the new users of the deprecated flag.
Suggested-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Rientjes <>
Cc: Mel Gorman <>
Cc: Michal Hocko <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 55b7c4c9
......@@ -2525,8 +2525,15 @@ rebalance:
/* Atomic allocations - we can't balance anything */
if (!wait)
if (!wait) {
* All existing users of the deprecated __GFP_NOFAIL are
* blockable, so warn of any new users that actually allow this
* type of allocation to fail.
WARN_ON_ONCE(gfp_mask & __GFP_NOFAIL);
goto nopage;
/* Avoid recursion of direct reclaim */
if (current->flags & PF_MEMALLOC)
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