* kmalloc usage question
@ 2005-01-08 9:17 cranium2003
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From: cranium2003 @ 2005-01-08 9:17 UTC (permalink / raw)
I read kmalloc kernel-api.pdf page and found that
* %GFP_USER - Allocate memory on behalf of user. May
* %GFP_KERNEL - Allocate normal kernel ram. May
* %GFP_ATOMIC - Allocation will not sleep. Use
inside interrupt handlers.
What i want to know if i write a Device driver that
has kmalloc statements require allocate some string
variable then which flag i should use?
As apis said GFP_USER. But if i want my kernel module
to be require to work in kernel always then can it be
ok to use GFP_KERNEL??
What are then disadvantages to that???
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