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    SubjectRe: Uninline kcalloc
    On Wed, 15 Feb 2012, Xi Wang wrote:

    > for overflow, one has to write:
    >
    > size_t s = calculate_array_size(n, size);
    > if (s)
    > p = kmalloc(s, ...);
    >
    > This "if" thing is just too verbose --- you need three lines to
    > allocate an array.
    >
    > We could change calculate_array_size() to return ULONG_MAX or some
    > large number with which kmalloc() would fail. Then one would write:

    Any allocation larger than MAX_ORDER << PAGE_SHIFT will fail since the
    page allocator cannot serve larger contigous pages.




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