Re: fork: out of memory

Zlatko Calusic (
28 Nov 1997 21:14:27 +0100

Jan Echternach <> writes:

> On 28 November 1997, Alan Cox <> wrote:
> > This is silly. You can already guarantee your DMA allocations and waste
> > less memory than that by compiling drivers in rather than as modules
> Compiling a driver statically into the kernel is not always an option.
> Maybe you're short on memory, or you want to fiddle with some compile-
> time options or debug the driver without rebooting once in a minute.

So, you're short of 20,30 KB for driver, and thus decide to allocate
(mostly) unused 128 or even 256 KB (to be sure DMA requests always
succeed), so that you can load your driver?

Weird. :)

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