Is there no vmalloc() for PPC kernel?

Alex Zeffertt ajz at
Fri Nov 2 03:42:32 EST 2001

I've written a resident driver which calls vmalloc.

If you're writing a module which calls vmalloc you'll need to make sure EXPORT_SYMBOL(vmalloc)
appears in


... otherwise insmod will fail.


John Francis wrote:
> I need to allocate more than page worth of memory in
> kernel. Some documentation that I looked at indicated
> I should be using vmalloc() , so I tried using it for
> PPC kernel and it couldn't find this symbol. Looked
> through the code ( 2.4.4 ) and I didn't see it.
> What is the best way to allocate "fairly" large memory
> pool for use within the kernel by the driver?
> John

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