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SubjectRe: [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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