On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 06:00:13PM +0100, Daniel Borkmann wrote:
> [ +Dennis, +Tejun ]
> Looks like we're stuck in percpu allocator with key/value size of 4 bytes
> each and large number of entries (max_entries) in the reproducer in above
> Could we have some __GFP_NORETRY semantics and let allocations fail instead
> of triggering OOM killer?
For some part, maybe, but not generally. The virt area allocation
goes down to page table allocation which is hard coded to use
GFP_KERNEL in arch mm code.