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SubjectRe: vfork: out of memory, when there's plenty of swap free
On Sun, 14 Mar 1999, Alan Cox wrote:

>No argument. However because a lot drivers rely on the stack being DMAable
>on X86 2.2 wasnt able to switch to a virtualised stack

It's not only a DMA issue but also a peformances issue. raw get_free_pages
memory addresses will fit all in the same persistent TLB entry together
the kernel if I remeber well.

Andrea Arcangeli


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