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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/4] kernfs: kvmalloc xattr value instead of kmalloc
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On Mon, 2020-03-09 at 15:51 -0400, Tejun Heo wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 09, 2020 at 12:41:05PM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> > If the need is to allocate from a single block of memory,
> > perhaps you need a submemory allocator like gen_pool.
> > (gennalloc.h)
> >
> > Dunno. Maybe i just don't quite understand your need.
>
> vmalloc is the right thing to do here. vmalloc space isn't a scarce
> resource on any 64bit machines. On 32bits, which basically are tiny
> machines at this point, these allocations are both size and quantity
> limited by other factors (e.g. each cgroup consumes way more memory).

This feels like driving spikes into a living thing
more than into a
corpse.

I've still got more than a few 32-bit devices around.


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