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    SubjectRe: refill_inactive()
    In article <Pine.LNX.4.10.10009250914100.1666-100000@penguin.transmeta.com> you wrote:

    > On Mon, 25 Sep 2000, Rik van Riel wrote:
    >>
    >> Hmmm, doesn't GFP_BUFFER simply imply that we cannot
    >> allocate new buffer heads to do IO with??

    > The name is a misnomer, partly due to historical reasons (the buffer cache
    > used to be fragile, and if you free'd buffer cache pages while you were
    > trying to allocate new ones you could cause BadThings(tm) to happen), but
    > partly just because the only _user_ of it is the buffer cache.

    And the network-stack in net/core/sock.c:sock_alloc_send_skb which sounds
    like a bug in this case, and might even be the cause of too many GFP_BUFFER
    allocations in loads suchs as Ingo's.

    Greetings,
    Arjan van de Ven


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