Re: [PATCH] dm.c : Check memory allocations

Kevin Corry (
Tue, 31 Dec 2002 11:22:28 -0500 (EST)

> On Fri, Dec 27, 2002 at 04:55:31PM -0500, Kevin Corry wrote:
> > Check memory allocations when cloning bio's.
> Rejected, clone_bio() cannot fail since it's allocating from a mempool
> with __GFP_WAIT set.
> - Joe

Hmm. Yep. I must have mistaken GFP_NOIO for GFP_ATOMIC.

But based on that reasoning, shouldn't the bio_alloc() call
in split_bvec() always return a valid bio, and hence make the
checks in split_bvec() and __clone_and_map() unnecessary?


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