Re: [HELP] latest discontig

From: Jesse Barnes <>
Date: 2003-09-23 06:31:15
On Mon, Sep 22, 2003 at 12:39:40PM -0700, David Mosberger wrote:
> You know, you'd greatly increase the chance of my applying the patch
> if the patch:
>  - were broken up into reasonably small, self-contained pieces

Um.. I can try to break it up.

>  - doesn't actually BREAK the existing ia64 platforms

Does it?  We've tested it on quite a few...

> I'm sorry, but until some of these criteria are met, there is no way
> I'm going to apply this patch.  As for the breakage: as far as I can
> see, the patch moves the bootmem initialization back to the old place,
> which means that drivers/acpi/tables.c will fail to allocate memory
> for the SDT again.

Len Brown already took the change to fix tables.c.

> Some other comments:
>  - in acpi.c, it looks like there is no reason for min_hole_size anymore,
>    yet the patch doesn't clean up this variable


>  - MAX_RSVD_REGIONS et al got moved to pgtable.h; why in the world would
>    that be the right place?  Just because "it compiled"??

I'll have to look at that again.  I think I needed to move some of that
stuff to a header because I created contig.c to seperate things a

>  - why is there both vmem_map and mem_map in the NUMA case?

Because it compiled :/.  I'll try to fix that up too.

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