Re: Why does salinfo_log_read_cpu use kmalloc?

From: Matthew Wilcox <willy_at_debian.org>
Date: 2003-10-08 21:47:39
On Wed, Oct 08, 2003 at 05:08:14PM +1000, Keith Owens wrote:
> Why does arch/ia64/kernel/salinfo.c::salinfo_log_read_cpu() use
> kmalloc() for the log buffer?  The code is running virtual with
> interrupts enabled, SAL_GET_STATE_INFO has no special requirements for
> the buffer attributes, so why not use vmalloc()?

I don't see a function called salinfo_log_read_cpu in
arch/ia64/kernel/salinfo.c ... moreover, I don't see any occurrences of
the string "alloc" in that file.  Sure you're looking at the right tree?

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