Subject: Re: kernel map entry merging and PR 24039
To: None <>
From: YAMAMOTO Takashi <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/01/2004 07:04:00
> >i still think disabling entry merging (or, not to free memory for
> >merged entries, at least) is a "real" fix because it's a design flaw
> >to require memory allocation to free memory.
> you can call it a design flaw if you want to, but imho it's more of a
> flaw to consume more memory up front simply so that you don't have to
> allocate it later.

reserving memory for later use is a common practice.
it's far better than relying upon pure luck.