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SubjectRe: kmalloc() allocation.
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Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.3.95.1001030133720.3346A-100000@chaos.analogic.com>
By author: "Richard B. Johnson" <root@chaos.analogic.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> > 64K probably less. kmalloc allocates physically linear spaces. vmalloc will
> > happily grab you 2Mb of space but it will not be physically linear
> >
>
> Okay. Thanks.
>

FWIW, vmalloc()-allocated pages are definitely pinned-down and
available to interrupts. However, you should keep in mind that the
vmalloc() call *itself* is quite expensive on SMP machines (have to
interrupt all CPUs and flush their TLBs!!) so if you're using
vmalloc(), be careful with the number of calls you make. Of course,
this is usually not a problem.

-hpa
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