Subject: Re: Corret way to allocate memory in kernel ?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Darren Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 08/16/1996 01:20:13
In some mail I received from Perry E. Metzger, sie wrote
> Anyone care to write up a section 9 page on these?
YES! YES! YES! YES!
Please do this! Can we do it for 1.2 ?
> Jason Thorpe writes:
> > On Thu, 15 Aug 1996 00:26:59 +1000 (EST)
> > Darren Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.