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SubjectRe: Strange interrupt behaviour

On Thu, 16 Jul 1998, Rogier Wolff wrote:
> The "right" way to handle this, is to make kmalloc/gfp/whatever
> implement this, and allow just a few places to set the flag that
> enables getting stuff from the "last resort" pool.

The problem with that is that we really want to have multiple
"last-resort" pools.

For example, NFS would probably also be happier with a last-resort pool
for kmallocs (of both 8kB and 16kB allocations - we don' tneed a very deep
pool, just 2-4 allocations would probably be fine to handle the bad
cases), but we do _not_ want to allow NFS starvation to starve fork()'s or
vice versa.

I certainly agree with making this a more generic thing, but it mustn't be
just a flag that everybody then fights over.


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