[Intel-gfx] [PATCH] drm/i915: Selectively enable self-reclaim

Linus Torvalds torvalds at linux-foundation.org
Fri Jul 2 03:28:01 CEST 2010

On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 5:49 PM, Dave Airlie <airlied at gmail.com> wrote:
> RECLAIMABLE added also seems fine, of course you can't have
> RECLAIMABLE and MOVABLE (I find this out when it oopses on boot).

Yes. They are both flags for the anti-fragmentation code, and I think
I'll leave the decision as to whether the i915 driver should use
__GFP_RECLAIMABLE to the people who work with and care about the
fragmentation issues. I doubt it matters much in practice, at least
not for the loads that the fragmentation people tend to care most

> So I suspect MOVABLE is the problem. but I don't know enough about gfp
> flags to know what RECLAIMABLE buys us, and where it  might bite us so
> I can test some more.

I think I'll just apply your previous tested patch - GFP_HIGHUSER
should take care of all the flags that matter fundamentally, and then
the reclaimable flag is really just a small detail for others to worry


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