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SubjectRe: Tasklet doubt!
On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 09:49:01PM +0530, Sriram Narasimhan wrote:
> Hello,
>
> How much of memory can be allocated from a tasklet ? [ kmalloc
> (GFP_ATOMIC) ].
>
> I was able to allocate upto 2.5 MB. But I would like to allocate upto
> 8MB. Is this possible?

You don't want to do that :) You're starving other GFP_ATOMIC
processes, and will increase system failures due to lack of memory...
even though there may be plenty outside the emergency pools.

One option is to create a background kernel thread (via schedule_task or
schedule_work, depending on your kernel version) that allocates memory
which your tasklet then takes.

Jeff



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