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SubjectRe: [PATCHv2 6/7] x86/mm: remove bottom-up allocation style for x86_64
On 1/10/19 9:12 PM, Pingfan Liu wrote:
> Although kaslr-kernel can avoid to stain the movable node. [1]

Can you explain what staining is, or perhaps try to use some more
standard nomenclature? There are exactly 0 instances of the word
"stain" in arch/x86/ or mm/.

> But the
> pgtable can still stain the movable node. That is a probability problem,
> although low, but exist. This patch tries to make it certainty by
> allocating pgtable on unmovable node, instead of following kernel end.

Anyway, can you read my suggested summary in the earlier patch and see
if it fits or if I missed anything? This description is really hard to

...> +#ifdef CONFIG_X86_32
> +
> +static unsigned long min_pfn_mapped;
> +
> static unsigned long __init get_new_step_size(unsigned long step_size)
> {
> /*
> @@ -653,6 +655,32 @@ static void __init memory_map_bottom_up(unsigned long map_start,
> }
> }
> +static unsigned long __init init_range_memory_mapping32(
> + unsigned long r_start, unsigned long r_end)
> +{

Why is this returning a value which is not used?

Did you compile this? Didn't you get a warning that you're not
returning a value from a function returning non-void?

Also, I'd much rather see something like this written:

static __init
unsigned long init_range_memory_mapping32(unsigned long r_start,
unsigned long r_end)

than what you have above. But, if you get rid of the 'unsigned long',
it will look much more sane in the first place.

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