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SubjectRe: MM deadlock [was: Re: arca-vm-8...]

On Tue, 26 Jan 1999 15:46:23 +0000 (GMT), (Alan
Cox) said:
> We don't need to solve the 100% case. Simply being sure we can (slowly)
> allocate up to 25% of RAM in huge chunks is going to be enough. Good point
> Ingo on one thing I'd missed - the big chunks themselves need some kind
> of handles since the moment we hand out 512K chunks we may not be able to
> shuffle and get a 4Mb block

The idea was to decide what region to hand out, _then_ to clear it.
Standard best-fit algorithms apply when carving up the region.


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