XFS issues "possible memory allocation deadlock in kmem_alloc" messages

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Seeing file system access issues on XFS based file systems.
    dmesg shows continuous entries with:

    XFS: possible memory allocation deadlock in kmem_alloc (mode:0x250)


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • XFS Filesystem

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