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SubjectRe: bootmem allocator
Ingo Molnar <> writes:

> * Cyrill Gorcunov <> wrote:
>> Hi Ingo, Peter,
>> small question. It was a patch recently posted which removes memset(x,
>> 0, x) after __alloc_bootmem call. There are a few another code
>> snippets who still call memset(x, 0, x). And who is responsible for
>> memory clearing? bootmem allocator or caller?
> hm, bootmem allocator is supposed to clear memory. We have a couple of
> places that rely on that.

I was actually considering to change that for the GB pages hugetlbfs
patchkit, because memset for 1G is a little slow and not needed (will be cleared later
anyways) and it might be a problem for very large systems with a lot of such
pages at boot.


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