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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/25] NTFS: Allow highmem kmalloc() in ntfs_malloc_nofs() and add _nofail() version.
    On Fri, Sep 09, 2005 at 07:51:23AM -0700, Roland Dreier wrote:
    > Anton> fs/ntfs/malloc.h::ntfs_malloc_nofs() to do the kmalloc()
    > Anton> based allocations with __GFP_HIGHMEM, analogous to how the
    > Anton> vmalloc() based allocations are done.
    >
    > Does it make sense to pass __GFP_HIGHMEM to kmalloc()?

    Not at all (as you indicated below..)

    > kmalloc() has
    > to return memory from lowmem, since it gives you an address from the
    > direct-mapped kernel area, so at best kmalloc() ignores this flag.

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