Re: %u-order allocation failed

From: Mikulas Patocka (
Date: Mon Oct 08 2001 - 18:54:49 EST

On Mon, 8 Oct 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> On Tue, 9 Oct 2001, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
> >
> > Linus, what do you think: is it OK if fork randomly fails with very small
> > probability or not?
> I've never seen it, I've never heard it reported, and I _know_ that
> vmalloc() causes slowdowns.
> In short, I'm not switching to a vmalloc() fork.

The patch uses buddy by default and does vmalloc only if buddy fails.
Slowdown is not an issue here.


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