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Re: CVS commit: src/usr.sbin/puffs/rump_smbfs

On Sep 18, 2009, at 9:10 AM, David Laight wrote:

It is all rather similar to the proliferation of memory pools - for
things where 'malloc' would be fine.

The old-school kernel malloc was almost never "fine" ... but pools have another advantage -- use of a direct-mapped segment on architectures so-equipped. And for those not so-equipped, greatly reduced pressure on kmem_map.

Now, if we could only get rid of kmem_map / kernel malloc completely (which requires making it illegal to allocate memory in interrupt context).

-- thorpej

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