Subject: Re: Corret way to allocate memory in kernel ?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Darren Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com> 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()...