On Wed, Apr 04, 2018 at 11:47:30AM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote: > I originally was going to remove the RETRY_MAYFAIL, but adding this > check (at the end of the loop though) appears to have OOM consistently > kill this task. > > I still like to keep RETRY_MAYFAIL, because it wont trigger OOM if > nothing comes in and tries to do an allocation, but instead will fail > nicely with -ENOMEM.
I still don't get why you want RETRY_MAYFAIL. You know that tries *harder* to allocate memory than plain GFP_KERNEL does, right? And that seems like the exact opposite of what you want.