Hans Petter Selasky wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Would it be better if my patch used the PAGE_SIZE clusters instead
> > of
> > the 16K ones? Then it should not be affected by memory
> > defragmentation.
> > Thanks for shedding some light into this area?
Well, I ran into the threads stuck on "btalloc" when I used PAGE_SIZE
clusters mixed with MCLBYTES clusters and from what I could figure, it
was a kernel address space fragmentation issue.
I would guess that PAGE_SIZE clusters aren't as bad as 16K clusters w.r.t.
fragmentation, but I believe that they could still be an issue. (My testing
was on a 256Mbyte i386, so I can't say if amd64 systems will have a problem,
just that small 32bit arches will.)
> > --HPS
> Updated patch attached.
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