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    SubjectRe: Getting big areas of memory, in 2.3.x?
    On Fri, Dec 10, 1999 at 12:32:01AM +0100, Rogier Wolff wrote:
    > Ingo Molnar wrote:
    > > yep, if eg. an fsck happened before modules are loaded then RAM is filled
    > > up with the buffer-cache. The best guarantee is to compile such drivers
    > > into the kernel.
    >
    > My ISDN drivers don't start up correctly after an fsck.

    This is a known bug in the isdn driver. They use a >64K array for their
    device structures. The easy fix is to just replace the kmalloc with a
    vmalloc() [the better fix would be to use a array of pointers and allocate
    the device structures only when needed]. These are just internal structures
    that are never touched by hardware, so vmalloc is fine.

    I believe Karsten has fixed it in the latest I4L Tree.


    -Andi

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