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2.6.37 merge window, part 1

2.6.37 merge window, part 1

Posted Nov 1, 2010 17:33 UTC (Mon) by i3839 (guest, #31386)
In reply to: 2.6.37 merge window, part 1 by dlang
Parent article: 2.6.37 merge window, part 1

The chance that you can't allocate two contiguous pages is fairly small. we're talking about the stack page here, so it's one per task, which isn't much. Fragmentation is more a problem for bigger allocations than order 1, for allocations that may not fail, and for very frequent allocations. The task stack is neither of those, so it's fine.

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