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Re: What about...

To: greg@xtp.engr.sgi.com (Greg Chesson)
Subject: Re: What about...
From: alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk (Alan Cox)
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 19:14:04 +0100 (BST)
Cc: wje@fir.engr.sgi.com, adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca, anubis@BanjaLuka.NET, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <9807171047.ZM18720@xtp.engr.sgi.com> from "Greg Chesson" at Jul 17, 98 10:47:02 am
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
> many "holes"...  The idea of a simple buddy-system allocator as is
> ingrained in the Linux kernel falls apart completely in the face of
> this kind of architecture.   I suppose you could run a copy of Linux
> on every node, but I consider that an excuse rather than a solution.

Actually the Linux buddy stuff is quite happy with holes. Its still
completely inappropriate. From the above I deduce we'd have to do
mips64 before we even considerd it anyway


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