Re: __you_cannot_kmalloc_that_much

From: David Mosberger <>
Date: 2003-06-20 04:38:47
>>>>> On Thu, 19 Jun 2003 11:33:59 -0700, "Luck, Tony" <> said:

  Tony> While trying to compile the latest pull from
  Tony> the
  Tony> repository I hit the "you_cannot_kmalloc_that_much"
  Tony> message in the final link.

  Tony> The culprit is in

  Tony> drivers/usb/host/uhci-debug.c

  Tony> which contains:

  Tony> #define MAX_OUTPUT      (PAGE_SIZE * 16)

  Tony> ...

  up-> data = kmalloc(MAX_OUTPUT, GFP_KERNEL);

  Tony> With the default 16k page size we are trying to
  Tony> allocate 256K of memory, which is bigger that the
  Tony> largest size pool in include/linux/kmalloc_sizes.h

  Tony> Do we need a larger pool (I don't think so) or is
  Tony> this allocation excessive?

Clearly the latter.  If it works with 4KB page size on x86, certainly
we don't need 4 or 8 times more space on ia64.

Can you take this up directly with the author of the offending line?


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Received on Thu Jun 19 14:39:16 2003

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