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SubjectRe: PATCH - NGROUPS 2.6.2rc2 + fixups
On Fri, Jan 30, 2004 at 01:09:28PM +1100, Rusty Russell wrote:
> In message <Pine.LNX.4.58.0401291138390.689@home.osdl.org> you write:
> >
> >
> > On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Tim Hockin wrote:
> > >
> > > What think?
> >
> > I still don't understand the complexity.
> >
> > Why the list of pages? Is there really any valid use for this that could
> > overflow a simple "kmalloc()"? How many groups do people really really
> > need?
>
> I was happy with kmalloc, and no sorting. Simple patch. Tim
> complained that he had some wierd-ass users who hit kmalloc limits w/
> fragmentation. I added about 10 lines of code to fall back to vmalloc
> for that very rare case, and you scotched that.
>
> ie. Don't blame Tim: you led us here 8(
>
> Rusty.

So what was the conclusion? It would be nice to get this resolved and merged
in finally..

-- Pasi Kärkkäinen

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