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-rw-r--r--mm/util.c7
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/mm/util.c b/mm/util.c
index 464df3489903..26be6407abd7 100644
--- a/mm/util.c
+++ b/mm/util.c
@@ -357,8 +357,11 @@ void *kvmalloc_node(size_t size, gfp_t flags, int node)
WARN_ON_ONCE((flags & GFP_KERNEL) != GFP_KERNEL);
/*
- * Make sure that larger requests are not too disruptive - no OOM
- * killer and no allocation failure warnings as we have a fallback
+ * We want to attempt a large physically contiguous block first because
+ * it is less likely to fragment multiple larger blocks and therefore
+ * contribute to a long term fragmentation less than vmalloc fallback.
+ * However make sure that larger requests are not too disruptive - no
+ * OOM killer and no allocation failure warnings as we have a fallback.
*/
if (size > PAGE_SIZE) {
kmalloc_flags |= __GFP_NOWARN;