Re: RFC: vmalloc improvements

Ingo Molnar (
Sat, 24 Feb 2001 01:32:05 +0100 (CET)

On Fri, 23 Feb 2001, Reto Baettig wrote:

> We have an application that makes extensive use of vmalloc (we need
> lots of large virtual contiguous buffers. The buffers don't have to be
> physically contiguous).

question: what is this application, and why does it need so much virtual
memory? vmalloc()-able memory is maximized to 128 MB right now, and
increasing it conflicts with directly mapping RAM, so generally it's a
good idea to avoid vmalloc() as much as possible.


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