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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.4.19-pre2] Make max_threads be based on normal zone size
Dave McCracken <> writes:

> The max_threads config parameter (used to determine how many tasks to
> allow) is currently calculated based on the total amount of physical memory
> in the machine. This is wrong, since the real limiting factor is the
> amount of memory in the normal zone.
> This patch fixes the initialization of max_threads by allowing an
> architecture to specify how much memory is in the normal zone, and using
> that value to initialize max_threads.

There are lots of other functions with the same problem (like all the
hash table sizing and others). Perhaps these should be fixed too?

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