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SubjectRe: kmalloc() allocation.
On Tue, 31 Oct 2000, Brian Gerst wrote:

> Andi Kleen wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, Oct 31, 2000 at 01:11:29AM -0500, Brian Gerst wrote:
> > > This was just changed in 2.4 so that vmalloced pages are faulted in on
> > > demand.
> >
> > Could you explain how it handles the vmalloc() -- vfree() -- vmalloc() of same
> > virtual space but different physical race ?
>
> As far as I can tell (I didn't write the code), vfree didn't change.
> It's only vmalloc that's lazy now.

The code for vmalloc allocates the pages at vmalloc time, not after. The
TLB is populated lazily, but most definately not the page tables.

-ben

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