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Shifting memory around

Shifting memory around

Posted Jul 22, 2010 13:25 UTC (Thu) by corbet (editor, #1)
In reply to: Contiguous memory allocation for drivers by michaeljt
Parent article: Contiguous memory allocation for drivers

Indeed, that's just what the lumpy reclaim and memory compaction features do. They've helped, but it's still hard to reliably provide physically contiguous buffers in the megabyte size range, especially on smaller systems which don't have a whole lot of memory in the first place.

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