In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Peter Wemm writes:

>As you said, _sleeping_ is the problem.  M_WAITOK means "you may sleep if
>you like".   ie: it is a time bomb waiting for the right low memory condition
>which will then explode with a 100% authentic crash or lock up.
>Pretend it said M_SLEEPOK instead of M_WAITOK.

Uhm, I'm actually seeing the opposite behaviour as well: after I
changed the md(4) driver to use M_NOWAIT I still see malloc/zalloc

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