Re: large page patch (fwd) (fwd)

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Sun Aug 04 2002 - 14:41:51 EST

On Sun, 4 Aug 2002, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sun, 4 Aug 2002, Hubertus Franke wrote:
> >
> > As of the page coloring !
> > Can we tweak the buddy allocator to give us this additional functionality?
> I would really prefer to avoid this, and get "95% coloring" by just doing
> read-ahead with higher-order allocations instead of the current "loop
> allocation of one block".

OK, now I'm really going to start on some code to try and free
physically contiguous pages when a higher-order allocation comes
in ;)

(well, after this hamradio rpm I started)



Bravely reimplemented by the knights who say "NIH".

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