Re: [Patch] Polling on more than 16000 file descriptors

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Tue Jan 18 2000 - 10:03:32 EST

> I just noticed your patch but why do you use vmalloc() above just 1 page
> and not the kmalloc()'s limit of 128K? Surely below 128K kmalloc() is
> faster than vmalloc()? (I know ipc_alloc() does the same but why?).

128K kmallocs often fail. Probably something like a 32K kmalloc limit
with vmalloc if the kmalloc fails or >32K ?


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