Subject: Re: 1.6.2 kernel: ex driver sometimes can't allocate
To: Chapman Flack <>
From: Rhialto <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/21/2004 22:41:59
On Sun 19 Sep 2004 at 18:47:35 -0500, Chapman Flack wrote:
> If so, it seems there's a general problem that deserves a general solution.
> The *most* general approach would seem to be [...]
> If the solution can be slightly less general in the sense of wanting a
> pre-reservation of expected contiguous space demands, [...]

A compromise might be the following: when certain memory pages are
required but dirty, some *other* pages that are clean can be discarded,
and the dirty pages shuffled around so that they now occupy their
physical memory.

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