Russell King wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 12:58:12AM +0300, Marcus Alanen wrote:
> > >The unnecessary page is allocated only if size is initially a multiple
> > >of PAGE_SIZE, which sounds like a common case.
> > Actually, size is already PAGE_ALIGNed, so we get the amount of pages
> > even easier.
> IIRC, back in the dim and distant past, the extra page was originally to
> catch things running off the end of their space (eg, modules). The
> idea was that modules (and other vmalloc'd areas) would be separated
> by one unmapped page.
> It looks like this got broken recently though.
Still there I think.
struct vm_struct *get_vm_area(unsigned long size, unsigned long flags)
* We always allocate a guard page.
size += PAGE_SIZE;
Marcus's patch looks reasonable.
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