Re: pre6 VM issues

From: Andrea Arcangeli (
Date: Tue Oct 09 2001 - 09:44:17 EST

On Tue, Oct 09, 2001 at 08:07:19PM +0530, BALBIR SINGH wrote:
> their pages can even be swapped out if needed. But for a device that is not willing
> to wait (GFP_ATOMIC) say in an interrupt context, this might be a issue.

There's just a reserved pool for atomic allocations. See the __GFP_WAIT
check in __alloc_pages.

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