Re: Please don't beat me up (was Re: Bugs and wishes in memory management area)

Alan Cox (
Thu, 28 Nov 1996 22:17:42 +0000 (GMT)

> Idea: Collect a few of the reserved pages into a reserved memory map,
> allocate bigger chunks from the front of the map, and create a kernel
> daemon to auto-enlarge the thing if it gets too small, and to really free
> the chunks which were only marked free by vfree() because it got called
> from an interrupt.

Its pretty horrible, work through some of the races. What was bounced
around in Berlin by sct for one was to preallocate address space for
virtual objects and fill them in as needed. (eg the ip defrag buffers)