Subject: Re: Corret way to allocate memory in kernel ?
To: Darren Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 08/15/1996 08:40:57
On Thu, 15 Aug 1996 23:17:31 +1000 (EST)
Darren Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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()...
Most places just use malloc(). Really, MALLOC() is just an attept to
optimize ... you'll note that if DIAGNOSTIC is defined, it just expands
to a call to malloc() ... malloc() does an splimp() internally.
It's mostly a stylistic thing, I think... I usually just use malloc().
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