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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 0/4] mm/sparse: Optimize memmap allocation during sparse_init()
On Thu, Apr 05, 2018 at 03:08:42PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Feb 2018 11:26:53 +0800 Baoquan He <bhe@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> > This is v3 post. V1 can be found here:
> > https://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-mm/msg144486.html
> >
> > In sparse_init(), two temporary pointer arrays, usemap_map and map_map
> > are allocated with the size of NR_MEM_SECTIONS. They are used to store
> > each memory section's usemap and mem map if marked as present. In
> > 5-level paging mode, this will cost 512M memory though they will be
> > released at the end of sparse_init(). System with few memory, like
> > kdump kernel which usually only has about 256M, will fail to boot
> > because of allocation failure if CONFIG_X86_5LEVEL=y.
> >
> > In this patchset, optimize the memmap allocation code to only use
> > usemap_map and map_map with the size of nr_present_sections. This
> > makes kdump kernel boot up with normal crashkernel='' setting when
> > CONFIG_X86_5LEVEL=y.
>
> This patchset could do with some more review, please?

I don't really understand sparsemem good enough to comment on the
patchset.

Dave, could you review this?

--
Kirill A. Shutemov

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