[lkml]   [2001]   [Oct]   [8]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: %u-order allocation failed
On Tue, 9 Oct 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> > Linus, what do you think: is it OK if fork randomly fails with very small
> > probability or not?
> Your code doesnt change that behaviour. Not one iota. Do the mathematics,
> work out the failure probabilities for page pairs. Now remember that the
> vmalloc one has guard pages too.
> You are trying to solve a non problem with a non solution

I asked Linus, not you :-/

It's up to him, if he wants "stability-based-on-probability" algorithms in
Linux or not.


To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:05    [W:0.083 / U:0.092 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site