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Re: What about...

To: (Alan Cox)
Subject: Re: What about...
From: "William J. Earl" <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 11:21:18 -0700
Cc: (Greg Chesson),, anubis@BanjaLuka.NET,
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Alan Cox writes:
 > > 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

     Yes, the address space is very large, even in a single rack.

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