mm/page_alloc: fix memalloc_nocma_{save/restore} APIs

Currently, memalloc_nocma_{save/restore} API that prevents CMA area
in page allocation is implemented by using current_gfp_context(). However,
there are two problems of this implementation.

First, this doesn't work for allocation fastpath. In the fastpath,
original gfp_mask is used since current_gfp_context() is introduced in
order to control reclaim and it is on slowpath. So, CMA area can be
allocated through the allocation fastpath even if
memalloc_nocma_{save/restore} APIs are used. Currently, there is just
one user for these APIs and it has a fallback method to prevent actual
Second, clearing __GFP_MOVABLE in current_gfp_context() has a side effect
to exclude the memory on the ZONE_MOVABLE for allocation target.

To fix these problems, this patch changes the implementation to exclude
CMA area in page allocation. Main point of this change is using the
alloc_flags. alloc_flags is mainly used to control allocation so it fits
for excluding CMA area in allocation.

Fixes: d7fefcc8de91 (mm/cma: add PF flag to force non cma alloc)
Signed-off-by: Joonsoo Kim <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Reviewed-by: Vlastimil Babka <>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <>
Cc: Roman Gushchin <>
Cc: Mike Kravetz <>
Cc: Naoya Horiguchi <>
Cc: Michal Hocko <>
Cc: "Aneesh Kumar K . V" <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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