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    SubjectRe: kmalloc() allocation.
    On Tue, 31 Oct 2000 around 08:59:53 -0500, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

    > Since Linux is starting to be used in many 'strange' non-desktop
    > environments, maybe it's time to provide a hook to reserve the
    > top N kilobytes of RAM for strange buffers. Like:
    > append="..,reserve=2M".
    > Upon startup, a pointer, valid when using the kernel DS, could be
    > initialized to point to the beginning of this area. This is essentially
    > zero overhead for the kernel because it just points to one longword
    > greater than the RAM the kernel will use.

    Please look at bigphysarea, it allocates a piece of meory at boottime
    and has a small allocator over it to dispatch it to drivers. Mostly
    video framegrabbers at this time... But the interface et all is there...

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