Bug 16406

Summary: Badness with the kernel version 2.6.35-rc1-git1 running on P6 box
Product: Memory Management Reporter: Maciej Rutecki (maciej.rutecki)
Component: Slab AllocatorAssignee: Andrew Morton (akpm)
Severity: normal CC: florian, maciej.rutecki, rjw
Priority: P1    
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Kernel Version: 2.6.35-rc5-git1 Subsystem:
Regression: Yes Bisected commit-id:
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 16055    

Description Maciej Rutecki 2010-07-17 05:51:51 UTC
Subject    : Badness with the kernel version 2.6.35-rc1-git1 running on P6 box
Submitter  : divya <dipraksh@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Date       : 2010-07-16 8:50
Message-ID : 4C401D56.3070108@linux.vnet.ibm.com
References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=127927024906085&w=2

This entry is being used for tracking a regression from 2.6.34.  Please don't
close it until the problem is fixed in the mainline.
Comment 1 Florian Mickler 2010-09-08 11:25:10 UTC
Patch for this issue is merged mainline in 2.6.36-rc1.

commit 3d8009c780ee90fccb5c171caf30aff839f13547
Author: Brian King <brking@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Date:   Wed Jun 30 11:59:12 2010 +0000

    ehea: Allocate stats buffer with GFP_KERNEL
    Since ehea_get_stats calls ehea_h_query_ehea_port, which
    can sleep, we can also sleep when allocating a page in
    this function. This fixes some memory allocation failure
    warnings seen under low memory conditions.
    Signed-off-by: Brian King <brking@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
    Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>

If this issue still exists, please shout.