Re: [PATCH V5 2/3] mm/memblock: Add support for excluded memoryareas

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Wed Jan 22 2014 - 15:41:43 EST

On Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:18:21 +0100 Philipp Hachtmann <phacht@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi again,
> I'd like to remind that the s390 development relies on this patch
> (and the next one, for cleanliness, of course) being added. It would be
> very good to see it being added to the -mm tree resp. linux-next.

Once the patch has passed review (hopefully by yinghai, who reviews
very well) I'd ask you to include it in the s390 tree which actually
uses it.

Patch 2/3 would benefit from a more complete changelog. Why does s390
need CONFIG_ARCH_MEMBLOCK_NOMAP? How is it used and how does it work?
Do we expect other architectures to use it? If so, how? etcetera.

btw, you have a "#ifdef ARCH_MEMBLOCK_NOMAP" in there which should be
CONFIG_ARCH_MEMBLOCK_NOMAP. I don't see how the code could have
compiled as-is - __next_mapped_mem_range() will be omitted?

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