git: kernel - migrate knote from zone to kmalloc

Samuel J. Greear sjg at
Sat Feb 5 01:18:18 PST 2011

On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 1:52 AM, Nicolas Thery <nthery at> wrote:
> Hello,
>> I mean I will be switching it to objcache, although it doesn't require
>> pool style allocation right now, so the current patch was/is fine.
> FWIW I switched to kmalloc instead of objcache because I could not see how
> to (easily) pre-initialize the knotes and my recollection of past
> discussions [1] is that kmalloc
>  is okay for non-preinitialised objects.  This was mainly a drive-by
> change while investigating
> the USB mouse crash.  Apologies if this goes against pending patches.
> Feel free to switch
> to objcache.
> [1]
> Cheers,
> Nicolas


Thanks, just wanted to know where you were coming from. No point in
applying the GCI patch now, the main point was eliminating zalloc.


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