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    SubjectRe: slab: setup allocators earlier in the boot sequence
    Hi Ben,

    On Fri, 2009-06-12 at 17:39 +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
    > For example, slab_is_available() didn't always exist, and so in the
    > early days on powerpc, we used a mem_init_done global that is set form
    > mem_init() (not perfect but works in practice). And we still have code
    > using that to do the test.

    Looking at powerpc arch code, can we get rid of the *_maybe_bootmem()
    functions now? Or is slab initialization too late still? FWIW, I think
    one simple fix on PPC is to just clear __GFP_NOWAIT in those functions
    (all of them seem to be using GFP_KERNEL which is wrong during boot).


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