Re: %u-order allocation failed

From: Alex Bligh - linux-kernel (
Date: Mon Oct 08 2001 - 10:08:43 EST

--On Sunday, October 07, 2001 11:01 PM +0100 Alan Cox
<> wrote:

> vmalloc space fragments. You fragment address space rather than pages
> thats all. Same problem

Actually fragmented virtual space is theoretically
worse, as you have now lost a possible weapon to
defragment stuff (indirection on mapping to physical RAM -
i.e. you could no longer move or swap out physical RAM and
keep the virtual address mapping the same).

Alex Bligh
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