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SubjectRe: [Bug #11342] Linux 2.6.27-rc3: kernel BUG at mm/vmalloc.c - bisected
Parag Warudkar wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 5:04 PM, Linus Torvalds
> <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>
>> And embedded people (the ones that might care about 1% code size) are the
>> ones that would also want smaller stacks even more!
>
> This is something I never understood - embedded devices are not going
> to run more than a few processes and 4K*(Few Processes)
> IMHO is not worth a saving now a days even in embedded world given
> falling memory prices. Or do I misunderstand?

Embedded applications span a huge range of sizes, from the very small devices to
which you refer, to quite complex devices. The cable settop boxes we develop have
over a hundred interrupt sources, typically run 250-300 threads, and have 192+
MiB of memory. For all that, we are very cost sensitive and are under constant
pressure to come up with reliable ways to save memory.

> Parag
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David VomLehn




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