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SubjectRe: [External] Re: [RFC PATCH v2 00/12] get rid of GFP_ZONE_TABLE/BAD
On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 09:02:13AM +0000, Huaisheng HS1 Ye wrote:
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> I don't quite understand that. I think those, mostly drivers, need to
> get the correct zone they want. ZONE_DMA32 is an example, if drivers can be
> satisfied with a low mem zone, why they mark the gfp flags as
> 'GFP_KERNEL|__GFP_DMA32'?

Drivers should never use GFP_DMA32 directly. The right abstraction is
the DMA API, ZONE_DMA32 is just a helper.

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