Subject: Re: Corret way to allocate memory in kernel ?
To: None <>
From: Darren Reed <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/15/1996 23:17:31
In some mail I received from Jason Thorpe, sie wrote
> 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.

And what about using MALLOC() vs malloc() in the kernel ?

Seems like I want to do MALLOC(), for the spl() ?

But grep'ing through a 1.1 kernel shows a fair amount of mallc()...