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SubjectRe: Stress testing 2.4.14-pre6
On Thu, Nov 01 2001, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > Anyway, I seriously doubt this explains any real-world bad behaviour: the
> > window for the interrupt hitting a half-way updated list is something like
> > two instructions long out of the whole memory freeing path. AND most
> > interrupts don't actually do any allocation.
> Network Rx interrupts do.... definitely not as frequent as IDE
> interrupts, but not infrequent.

Which IDE interrupts allocate memory?!

Jens Axboe

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