Re: %u-order allocation failed

From: Mikulas Patocka (
Date: Mon Oct 08 2001 - 18:46:52 EST

On Tue, 9 Oct 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> > Linus, what do you think: is it OK if fork randomly fails with very small
> > probability or not?
> Your code doesnt change that behaviour. Not one iota. Do the mathematics,
> work out the failure probabilities for page pairs. Now remember that the
> vmalloc one has guard pages too.
> You are trying to solve a non problem with a non solution

I asked Linus, not you :-/

It's up to him, if he wants "stability-based-on-probability" algorithms in
Linux or not.


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