Re: [RFC] [PATCH] kmem_alloc (generic wrapper for kmalloc andvmalloc)

From: Robert Love
Date: Wed Nov 10 2004 - 01:03:28 EST

On Wed, 2004-11-10 at 06:19 +0100, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> Hi,
> it seems there is a bunch of drivers which want to allocate memory as
> efficiently as possible in a wide range of allocation sizes. XFS and
> NTFS seem to be examples. Implement a generic wrapper to reduce code
> duplication.
> Functions have the my_ prefixes to avoid name clash with XFS.

No, no, no. A good patch would be fixing places where you see this.

Code needs to conscientiously decide to use vmalloc over kmalloc. The
behavior is different and the choice needs to be explicit.

Robert Love

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