Re: %u-order allocation failed

From: Pavel Machek (
Date: Tue Oct 09 2001 - 04:45:48 EST


> > > 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.

You ignored comment about guard pages.

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