Re: [PATCH 1/9] x86: move range related operation to one file

From: Yinghai Lu
Date: Fri Dec 18 2009 - 18:49:23 EST

H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> On 12/18/2009 12:17 PM, Yinghai Lu wrote:
>> yes here is we have [start, end] instead of [start, end)
>> those range operation is used for one purpose:
>> add several ranges, and subtract some other ranges, it will take out overlap between those two sets.
>> and leave out the range that could be used.
>> and it is array based...for early stage.
> Yes. We should be able to use the *exact same code* for the e820
> ranges, using the e820 attribute as the attribute parameters, and a
> simple boolean for the case where all you want is inclusion/exclusion.
> And yes, I agree array based is the right thing to do for the early code.

i could try to merge range handling to to early_res handling code.
first step is change the end in range to be consistent to the one in early_res.

later could move them into kernel/range.c or kernel/early_res.c after we convert all bootmem to early_res.


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