Subject: Re: Speeding up fork/wait path
To: Paul Kranenburg <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/03/2003 07:47:13
On Monday, November 3, 2003, at 06:43  AM, Paul Kranenburg wrote:

>> how about we extend the pool code to handle objects larger than a 
>> page?
> This used to be supported (when the pool's page size was a parameter
> of pool_init()). I don't know why it has been removed.

It doesn't work with the direct-mapped-segment hacks used to map pool 
pages into kernel addresses on platforms that can support that.  At the 
time those pool page mapping hacks were added, nothing was using "pool 
page size" != PAGE_SIZE.

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>