Subject: Re: Corret way to allocate memory in kernel ?
To: Darren Reed <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/14/1996 18:07:58
On Thu, 15 Aug 1996 00:26:59 +1000 (EST) 
 Darren Reed <> wrote:

 > Can someone please explain what the difference is between kmem_alloc()
 > and malloc() within the kernel, and which should be used when ?

Really, you should be using malloc() if you want to do general purpose 
memory allocation.

kmem_alloc() is handy for special applications, like when you want to 
allocate memory and map it in the mbuf map, for example.  kmem_alloc() 
isn't used in very many places.

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