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SubjectRe: [PATCH v9 12/12] mm: stop zeroing memory during allocation in vmemmap
Hi Michal,

I decided not to merge these two patches, because in addition to sparc
optimization move, we have this dependancies:

mm: zero reserved and unavailable struct pages

must be before

mm: stop zeroing memory during allocation in vmemmap.

Otherwise, we can end-up with struct pages that are not zeroed properly.

However, the first patch depends on
mm: zero struct pages during initialization

As it uses mm_zero_struct_page().


On 10/03/2017 11:34 AM, Pasha Tatashin wrote:
> On 10/03/2017 09:19 AM, Michal Hocko wrote:
>> On Wed 20-09-17 16:17:14, Pavel Tatashin wrote:
>>> vmemmap_alloc_block() will no longer zero the block, so zero memory
>>> at its call sites for everything except struct pages.  Struct page
>>> memory
>>> is zero'd by struct page initialization.
>>> Replace allocators in sprase-vmemmap to use the non-zeroing version. So,
>>> we will get the performance improvement by zeroing the memory in
>>> parallel
>>> when struct pages are zeroed.
>> Is it possible to merge this patch with
> Yes, I will do that. It would also require re-arranging
> [PATCH v9 07/12] sparc64: optimized struct page zeroing
> optimization to come after this patch.
> Pasha

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