Re: Problem with >1 page GFP_KERNEL kmalloc()

Alan Cox (
Mon, 31 Mar 1997 19:54:56 +0100 (BST)

> Being given the poor performance of ISA boards and buses, such a memory
> copy and such a small memory pool is the very low price to pay, unless
> we just want to have a cake and to eat it.

We need to coalesce memory for far more important things than messing around
with ISA bus cards. Many devices even PCI devices need contiguous blocks of
memory in physical space - eg the BT848 controller needs about 128K