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    SubjectRe: MM deadlock [was: Re: arca-vm-8...]
    Alan Cox wrote:
    > > If I understand well the problem is get more than 1<<maxorder contiguos
    > > phys pages in RAM. I think it should not too difficult to do a dirty hack
    > Yep. We are talking about 2->4Mb sized chunks. We are also talking about
    > chunks that are allocated rarely - for example when you load wave data
    > into the sound card, while you are capturing etc. So its blocks that
    > can be slow to allocate, slow to free, so long as they are normal speed
    > to access. That may make the problem a lot easier
    How much of this problem can be solved with a ramfs that takes what you
    give it at boot time?

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