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SubjectRe: [LSF/MM TOPIC NOTES] x86 ZONE_DMA love
On Sat 28-04-18 19:10:47, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> Another way we could approach this is to get rid of ZONE_DMA. Make GFP_DMA
> a flag which doesn't map to a zone. Rather, it redirects to a separate
> allocator. At boot, we hand all memory under 16MB to the DMA allocator. The
> DMA allocator can have a shrinker which just hands back all the memory once
> we're under memory pressure (if it's never had an allocation).

Yeah, that was exactly the plan with the CMA allocator... We wouldn't
need the shrinker because who cares about 16MB which is not usable
anyway.
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Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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