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    SubjectRe: kernel > 2.1.36 & nfs

    On Tue, 3 Jun 1997, David S. Miller wrote:
    > The VM tricks _are_ necessary for allowing the non-touching movement
    > of those pages to/from userspace and the controller (or the page cache
    > and the controller).

    Note that this is a different VM trick from the one that uses _kernel_
    virtual memory to actually make the packet look contiguous in kernel
    memory even though we only allocate one page at a time.

    Alan was advocating something that approaches "vmalloc()" (not quite, but
    it had some of the same properties), and that I'm dead set against.


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