Re: [PATCH V3] ia64/mm: fix a bad_page bug when crash kernelbooting

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Tue Feb 12 2013 - 19:22:29 EST

On Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:11:33 -0800
Tony Luck <tony.luck@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Building linux-next today (tag next-20130212) I get the following errors when
> building arch/ia64/configs/{tiger_defconfig, zx1_defconfig, bigsur_defconfig,
> sim_defconfig}
> arch/ia64/mm/init.c: In function 'free_initrd_mem':
> arch/ia64/mm/init.c:215: error: 'max_addr' undeclared (first use in
> this function)
> arch/ia64/mm/init.c:215: error: (Each undeclared identifier is
> reported only once
> arch/ia64/mm/init.c:215: error: for each function it appears in.)
> arch/ia64/mm/init.c:216: error: implicit declaration of function

`max_addr' is an awesomely bad name for a global identifier, btw.

And this:

-static u64 mem_limit = ~0UL, max_addr = ~0UL, min_addr = 0UL;
+u64 mem_limit = ~0UL, max_addr = ~0UL, min_addr = 0UL;

needlessly exported `mem_limit' and `min_addr' as well. These too are
very poor global identifiers.

Also, Matt suggested an alternative implementation which afaik hasn't
been responded to.

I think I'll just drop the patch.
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