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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] Replace kmalloc with vmalloc in seq_files
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    On Thu, 2011-09-22 at 13:57 -0700, Colin Cross wrote:
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    > seq_files are often used for debugging data. When the system is under
    > memory pressure, and dumping debugging data starts trying to allocate
    > large physically contiguous buffers, it often makes the problem
    > worse.

    Shouldn't you be using ->next instead of dumping everything in a single
    seqop? That way it can return partial buffers and keep state etc.


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