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SubjectRe: kernel hangs in 118th call to vmalloc
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> > is able to get itself to the point it killed off all user space.
>
> So you're saying it's a bug that I can't work around?

Its a design property vmalloc never had. It isnt meant to be abused that
way

> I heard that 2.4.9 doesn't even run "thrash". Is this true? If so, why
> are these buggy VM's being released in the first place?

Lack of crystal balls.

The VM seemed ok until after 2.4.0 at which point it became clear it had
some rather large corner cases where it was not. Fixing them is an
iterative process and getting all cases right is hard. I'm very happy with
the 2.4.9-ac tree VM. It needs the inode cache handling resolved better
but it works
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