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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] NUMA aware allocation of transmit and receive buffers for e1000
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    Christoph Lameter <christoph@lameter.com> writes:

    > On Tue, 17 May 2005, David S. Miller wrote:
    >
    >> > Because physically contiguous memory is usually better than virtually
    >> > contiguous memory? Any reason that physically contiguous memory will
    >> > break the driver?
    >>
    >> The issue is whether size can end up being too large for
    >> kmalloc() to satisfy, whereas vmalloc() would be able to
    >> handle it.
    >
    > Oww.. We need a NUMA aware vmalloc for this?

    You can do that already by just changing process NUMA policy temporarily
    while calling vmalloc.

    -Andi
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