Re: take7: vector sharing (Large I/O system support)

From: Christoph Hellwig <>
Date: 2005-03-02 16:17:42
On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 10:20:38AM +0900, Kenji Kaneshige wrote:
> Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> >>
> >>The problem is naming, I think.  Those aren't "cache entries", they
> >>are statically preallocated entries.  How about changing the config
> >>option name to:
> >
> >
> >Even for early allocations what speaks against alloc_bootmem?
> >
> >
> I didn't use alloc_bootmem because I thought alloc_bootmem was
> very simple allocator and we should not use it to allocate
> arbitrary size (not PAGE_SIZE * n) of memory so frequently.
> But I don't know about it very much and my understanding might
> be incorrect.
> Can I use alloc_bootmem as well as kmalloc to allocate arbitrary
> size of memory?

alloc_bootmem is pretty stupid so, yes you have to be carefull to
avoid too much wastage.

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