Re: Weirdness in __alloc_bootmem_node_high

From: Michal Hocko
Date: Thu Apr 19 2012 - 08:50:31 EST

On Tue 17-04-12 11:07:10, Yinghai Lu wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 10:32 AM, Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Tue 17-04-12 10:12:30, Yinghai Lu wrote:
> >>
> >> We are not using bootmem with x86 now, so could remove those workaround now.
> >
> > Could you be more specific about what the workaround is used for?
> Don't bootmem allocating too low to use up all low memory. like for
> system with lots of memory for sparse vmemmap.

OK I see. Thanks for clarification.
I guess it doesn't make much sense to fix this particular thing now and
rather let it to a bigger clean up. If people think otherwise I can send
a patch though.

> when nobootmem.c is used, __alloc_bootmem_node_high is the same as
> __alloc_bootmem_node.
> Thanks
> Yinghai
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