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I'd still like a backport to the (Red Hat 7.3) 2.4.18 kernel if it is
possible. I'm a big fan of statistics and logging them.

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
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-----Original Message-----
From: William Lee Irwin III [mailto:wli@holomorphy.com]
Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2002 10:26 AM
To: M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
Cc: Andrew Morton; Dave Hansen; Martin J. Bligh;
linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; linux-mm@kvack.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] add vmalloc stats to meminfo

On Sun, 15 Sep 2002, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
>> Also, dynamic vmalloc allocations may very well be starved by boot-time
>> allocations on systems where much vmallocspace is required for IO memory.
>> The failure mode of such is effectively deadlock, since they block
>> indefinitely waiting for permanent boot-time allocations to be freed up.

On Sun, Sep 15, 2002 at 10:23:24AM -0700, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> Thank you!! How difficult would it be to back-port this to 2.4.18?

Note the follow-up to this saying that the above paragraph was incorrect.
It doesn't sleep except to allocate backing memmory.


Bill

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