memory allocation issue loading a kernel module

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Tue Nov 25 16:10:07 PST 2003

On Tuesday 25 November 2003 18:43, Maxime Henrion wrote:
> If I remember correctly, Alan Cox intended to write a binary buddy
> allocator to handle the physical address space (or do coalescing another
> way, I'm not sure...) so that this particular problem is solved.

Another way to solve it is the bktr approach which has a KLD that just 
reserves some memory early on (ie you load it in the loader). This means that 
when you test your module the memory chunk stays around no matter how often 
you reload.

You could get more RAM too 8-)

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