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SubjectRe: the new VM

On Mon, 25 Sep 2000, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> Again: the bean counting and all the limit happens at the higher
> layer. I shouldn't know anything about it when I play with the lower
> layer GFP memory balancing code.

exactly, and this is why if a higher level lets through a GFP_KERNEL, then
it *must* succeed. Otherwise either the higher level code is buggy, or the
VM balance is buggy, but we want to have clear signs of it.

Ingo

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