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Re: [PATCH] NUMA aware allocation of transmit and receive buffers for e1

To: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] NUMA aware allocation of transmit and receive buffers for e1000
From: Christoph Lameter <christoph@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 21:27:48 -0700 (PDT)
Cc: akpm@xxxxxxxx, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, shai@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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On Tue, 17 May 2005, David S. Miller wrote:

> > Because physically contiguous memory is usually better than virtually 
> > contiguous memory? Any reason that physically contiguous memory will 
> > break the driver?
> 
> The issue is whether size can end up being too large for
> kmalloc() to satisfy, whereas vmalloc() would be able to
> handle it.

Oww.. We need a NUMA aware vmalloc for this?  

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