Re: Reserving a (large) memory block

From: Timur Tabi (
Date: Thu Aug 31 2000 - 11:30:02 EST

** Reply to message from Ingo Molnar <> on Thu, 31 Aug 2000
14:09:48 +0200 (CEST)

> in 2.4 there is an explicit interface for this that also guarantees that
> the allocation consists of fully valid RAM (no matter how complex the RAM
> map): alloc_bootmem(). We allocate 300MB+ worth of mem_map[] with this on
> multi-gigabyte boxes.

Could you explain this API in more detail, I'm having a hard time following the
code. Can this API be called by drivers at any time? I don't see how this API
is different than a normal kmalloc().

Timur Tabi -
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