Re: [patch 1/6] ps3: Preallocate bootmem memory for the PS3 FLASHROM storage driver

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Fri Jun 15 2007 - 09:33:11 EST

On Fri, 15 Jun 2007, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-06-15 at 13:39 +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > plain text document attachment (ps3-stable)
> > Preallocate 256 KiB of bootmem memory for the PS3 FLASH ROM storage driver.
> I still very much dislike the #ifdef xxx_MODULE in main kernel code.

Me too, but there's no other reliable way to allocate it after boot up...

> At the end of the day, is it realistic to ever use a PS3 without the
> storage driver ? I would suggest just allocating those unconditionally.

If you don't plan to (a) boot into GameOS or (b) update the kboot kernel, then
the answer is: yes, you can live without the FLASH ROM driver, and save one
promille of RAM.

With kind regards,

Geert Uytterhoeven
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