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Re: [PATCH 2.6.12-rc2] bonding: partially back out dev_set_mac_address

To: Jay Vosburgh <fubar@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2.6.12-rc2] bonding: partially back out dev_set_mac_address
From: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2005 13:57:56 -0700
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On Thu, 07 Apr 2005 13:55:33 -0700
Jay Vosburgh <fubar@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>       Another alternative would be to change the rtnetlink handler to
> not use a sleepable memory allocation, e.g.,
...
>       My presumption is that the above would be unacceptable, if for
> no other reason than other notifiers could be attached that also make
> sleepable memory allocations.

You could change it instead to just use gfp_any().

Would that work?  The problematic case occurs from softirq
not hardirq right?

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