Re: [Intel-IOMMU 02/10] Library routine for pre-allocat pool handling

From: Christoph Lameter
Date: Fri Jun 08 2007 - 18:32:38 EST

On Fri, 8 Jun 2007, Keshavamurthy, Anil S wrote:

> In the IOMMU case, we need exactly opposite of what mempool provides,
> i.e we always want to look for the element in the pool and if the pool
> has no element then go to OS as a worst case. This resource pool
> library routines do the same. Again, this resource pools
> grows and shrinks automatically to maintain the minimum pool
> elements in the background. I am not sure whether this totally
> opposite functionality of mempools and resource pools can be
> merged.

What functionality are you missing in the page allocator? It seems that is
does what you want?
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