Hi Saeed

On 2/21/2018 12:13 PM, Saeed Mahameed wrote:
From: Yonatan Cohen <yonat...@mellanox.com>

The current implementation of create CQ requires contiguous
memory, such requirement is problematic once the memory is
fragmented or the system is low in memory, it causes for
failures in dma_zalloc_coherent().

This patch implements new scheme of fragmented CQ to overcome
this issue by introducing new type: 'struct mlx5_frag_buf_ctrl'
to allocate fragmented buffers, rather than contiguous ones.

Base the Completion Queues (CQs) on this new fragmented buffer.

It fixes following crashes:
kworker/29:0: page allocation failure: order:6, mode:0x80d0
CPU: 29 PID: 8374 Comm: kworker/29:0 Tainted: G OE 3.10.0
Workqueue: ib_cm cm_work_handler [ib_cm]
Call Trace:
[<>] dump_stack+0x19/0x1b
[<>] warn_alloc_failed+0x110/0x180
[<>] __alloc_pages_slowpath+0x6b7/0x725
[<>] __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x405/0x420
[<>] dma_generic_alloc_coherent+0x8f/0x140
[<>] x86_swiotlb_alloc_coherent+0x21/0x50
[<>] mlx5_dma_zalloc_coherent_node+0xad/0x110 [mlx5_core]
[<>] ? mlx5_db_alloc_node+0x69/0x1b0 [mlx5_core]
[<>] mlx5_buf_alloc_node+0x3e/0xa0 [mlx5_core]
[<>] mlx5_buf_alloc+0x14/0x20 [mlx5_core]
[<>] create_cq_kernel+0x90/0x1f0 [mlx5_ib]
[<>] mlx5_ib_create_cq+0x3b0/0x4e0 [mlx5_ib]

Signed-off-by: Yonatan Cohen <yonat...@mellanox.com>
Reviewed-by: Tariq Toukan <tar...@mellanox.com>
Signed-off-by: Leon Romanovsky <l...@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Saeed Mahameed <sae...@mellanox.com>
Jason mentioned about this patch to me off-list. We were
seeing similar issue with SRQs & QPs. So wondering whether
you have any plans to do similar change for other resouces
too so that they don't rely on higher order page allocation
for icm tables.


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