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.