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SubjectRe: [PATCH 27/46] x86, mm: Add alloc_low_pages(num)
On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 8:37 AM, Stefano Stabellini
<> wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Nov 2012, Yinghai Lu wrote:
>> 32bit kmap mapping needs pages to be used for low to high.
>> At this point those pages are still from pgt_buf_* from BRK, so it is
>> ok now.
>> But we want to move early_ioremap_page_table_range_init() out of
>> init_memory_mapping() and only call it one time later, that will
>> make page_table_range_init/page_table_kmap_check/alloc_low_page to
>> use memblock to get page.
>> memblock allocation for pages are from high to low.
>> So will get panic from page_table_kmap_check() that has BUG_ON to do
>> ordering checking.
>> This patch add alloc_low_pages to make it possible to allocate serveral
>> pages at first, and hand out pages one by one from low to high.
>> -v2: add one line comment about xen requirements.
> where is it?


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