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SubjectRe: [ofa-general] Re: [GIT PULL] please pull ummunotify
On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 08:19:44PM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:

> > After that point the scheme is perfectly lossless.
>
> Well if it can OOM it's not lossless, obviously. You just define "event
> loss" to be equivalent to "Destruction of the universe." ;-)

It can't OOM once the ummunotify registration is done - when an event
occurs it doesn't allocate any memory and it doesn't loose events.

It has the same problem as perf - you either bound the number/size of
filters, or let user space allocate filters until the box OOMs. perf
has the additonal problem that even with filters you can still loose
events if the event ring overflows.

Jason


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