Re: [patch - 2.6.11-rc5-mm1] genalloc - general purpose allocator

From: David Mosberger <davidm_at_napali.hpl.hp.com>
Date: 2005-03-08 06:00:03
>>>>> On 03 Mar 2005 03:21:56 -0500, Jes Sorensen <jes@wildopensource.com> said:

  Jes> mempool on the other hand will first try and call the user
  Jes> provided allocation function and only if that fails try and
  Jes> take memory from the pool, this will force us to convert pages
  Jes> from cached to uncached if we don't have to.

Ah, that's a good point.

  Jes> [snip...]

  Jes> One could probably do this via mempool, but it would basically
  Jes> require one to put another object allocator below mempool which
  Jes> really makes the whole exercise pointless as this could just as
  Jes> well be done standalone ... ie. genalloc.

It does sound that way, yes.

Thanks,

	--david
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