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    SubjectRe: Getting big areas of memory, in 2.3.x?
    Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:
    > Something I talked about with Linus a while back was to separate memory
    > into 4MB or 16MB zones, and do allocation not from individual zones but
    > from zone lists. Then you just keep track of two lists of zones: one
    > which contains zones which are known to have been used for non-pagable
    > allocations, and another in which all allocations are pagable.

    You could do that with dynamic granularity: mark buddy nodes as
    containing non-pageable allocations when appropriate.

    -- Jamie

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