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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?
--
Garst

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