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SubjectRe: [RFC v3 2/4] mm: move PG_slab flag to page_type
On Fri, Feb 03, 2023 at 05:04:01PM +0100, David Hildenbrand wrote:
> On 30.01.23 06:11, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 30, 2023 at 01:34:59PM +0900, Hyeonggon Yoo wrote:
> > > > Seems like quite some changes to page_type to accomodate SLAB, which is
> > > > hopefully going away soon(TM). Could we perhaps avoid that?
> > >
> > > If it could be done with less changes, I'll try to avoid that.
> >
> > Let me outline the idea I had for removing PG_slab:
> >
> > Observe that PG_reserved and PG_slab are mutually exclusive. Also,
>
> I recall that there are SetPageReserved() calls on pages allocated via slab.

I did a quick scan, and it seems that all allocated reserved pages come
from alloc_pages() or vmalloc().

BTW, looking at the current usage of SetPageReserved, it seems that some
are bogus/historical and some would justify a different page type if we are
to have 15 bits for PG_kernel.

> --
> Thanks,
>
> David / dhildenb

--
Sincerely yours,
Mike.

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