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SubjectRe: [PATCH 07/10] bootmem: add free_bootmem_late
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On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 10:13 PM, Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi> wrote:
>>        for (cursor = start; cursor < end; cursor += BITS_PER_LONG) {
>> -               unsigned long idx, vec;
>> +               unsigned long vec;
>>
>> -               idx = cursor - start;
>> -               vec = ~map[idx / BITS_PER_LONG];
>> +               if (map) {
>> +                       unsigned long idx = cursor - start;
>> +                       vec = ~map[idx / BITS_PER_LONG];
>> +               } else {
>> +                       if (end - cursor >= BITS_PER_LONG)
>> +                               vec = ~0UL;
>
> Why do we need the above?

OK, I figured that out. I'm not sure why you want to play tricks with
"vec" when you could just add a new helper that calls
__free_pages_bootmem() for the full contiguous page range.

Pekka
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