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Re: %u-order allocation failed

To: Mikulas Patocka <mikulas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: %u-order allocation failed
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 16:48:30 -0700 (PDT)
Cc: Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Alex Bligh - linux-kernel <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Krzysztof Rusocki <kszysiu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.3.96.1011009010928.13677A-100000@artax.karlin.mff.cuni.cz>
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On Tue, 9 Oct 2001, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
>
> Linus, what do you think: is it OK if fork randomly fails with very small
> probability or not?

I've never seen it, I've never heard it reported, and I _know_ that
vmalloc() causes slowdowns.

In short, I'm not switching to a vmalloc() fork.

                Linus


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