Commit f90b1d2f authored by Paul Jackson's avatar Paul Jackson Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] cpusets: new __GFP_HARDWALL flag

Add another GFP flag: __GFP_HARDWALL.

A subsequent "cpuset_zone_allowed" patch will use this flag to mark GFP_USER
allocations, and distinguish them from GFP_KERNEL allocations.

Allocations (such as GFP_USER) marked GFP_HARDWALL are constrainted to the
current tasks cpuset.  Other allocations (such as GFP_KERNEL) can steal from
the possibly larger nearest mem_exclusive cpuset ancestor, if memory is tight
on every node in the current cpuset.

This patch collides with Mel Gorman's patch to reduce fragmentation in the
standard buddy allocator, which adds two GFP flags.  This was discussed on
linux-mm in July.  Most likely, one of his flags for user reclaimable memory
can be the same as my __GFP_HARDWALL flag, under some generic name meaning its
user address space memory.
Signed-off-by: default avatarPaul Jackson <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent a49335cc
......@@ -40,6 +40,7 @@ struct vm_area_struct;
#define __GFP_ZERO 0x8000u /* Return zeroed page on success */
#define __GFP_NOMEMALLOC 0x10000u /* Don't use emergency reserves */
#define __GFP_NORECLAIM 0x20000u /* No realy zone reclaim during allocation */
#define __GFP_HARDWALL 0x40000u /* Enforce hardwall cpuset memory allocs */
#define __GFP_BITS_SHIFT 20 /* Room for 20 __GFP_FOO bits */
#define __GFP_BITS_MASK ((1 << __GFP_BITS_SHIFT) - 1)
......@@ -48,14 +49,15 @@ struct vm_area_struct;
#define GFP_NOIO (__GFP_WAIT)
#define GFP_NOFS (__GFP_WAIT | __GFP_IO)
#define GFP_KERNEL (__GFP_WAIT | __GFP_IO | __GFP_FS)
#define GFP_USER (__GFP_WAIT | __GFP_IO | __GFP_FS)
/* Flag - indicates that the buffer will be suitable for DMA. Ignored on some
platforms, used as appropriate on others */
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