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SubjectRe: [PATCH V2 1/4] vmalloc: introduce vfree_atomic()
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On Tuesday 18 November 2008 19:51, Lai Jiangshan wrote:
> fdtable and sysipc use vfree() in RCU callback. this patch
> introduce vfree_atomic() for them.

AFAIKS, vfree is usable from atomic context? What am I missing?
Actually, one could argue that we don't want to perform such
costly operations in the atomic context, however with lazy
unmapping, vfree is very cheap now (amortized, at least).

But it should be much cheaper on average not to schedule this in
another context.

If there was any concern about the TLB flush from atomic context,
we should just defer the lazy flushing, rather than every single
vunmap.


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