Page Allocation Failure and Page allocation stalls

Pankaj Suryawanshi pankajssuryawanshi at
Thu May 9 12:47:14 EDT 2019

On Mon, May 6, 2019 at 2:35 PM Vlastimil Babka <vbabka at> wrote:
> On 5/3/19 7:44 PM, Pankaj Suryawanshi wrote:
> >> First possibility that comes to mind is that a usermodehelper got launched, and
> >> it then tried to fork with a very large active process image.  Do we have any
> >> clues what was going on?  Did a device get hotplugged?
> >
> > Yes,The system is android and it tries to allocate memory for video
> > player from CMA reserved memory using custom octl call for dma apis.
> The stacktrace doesn't look like a CMA allocation though. That would be
> doing alloc_contig_range(), not kmalloc(). Could be some CMA area setup
> issue?
I know cma uses alloc_contig_range() but using dma api it will uses
many functions.
the failure is coming from dma_common_contiguous_remap() for kmalloc ,
and which is called by dma_alloc_attr for cma allocation.

Please let me know, how to avoid page allocation stalls. any reason ?
Cpu Utilization issue ? or I am running out of memory ?

My System configuration is
Memory Spilt 2G/2G
Max contiguous memory required 390M

> > Please let me know how to overcome this issues, or how to reduce
> > fragmentation of memory so that higher order allocation get suuceed ?
> >
> > Thanks
> >

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