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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 9/9] x86: allocate space within a region top-down
On Tue, 26 Oct 2010 15:41:54 -0600
Bjorn Helgaas <> wrote:

> Request that allocate_resource() use available space from high addresses
> first, rather than the default of using low addresses first.
> The most common place this makes a difference is when we move or assign
> new PCI device resources. Low addresses are generally scarce, so it's
> better to use high addresses when possible. This follows Windows practice
> for PCI allocation.
> Reference:
> Signed-off-by: Bjorn Helgaas <>
> ---

Ok, applied this version to -next. It's been going through distros and
lots of testing despite a lack of recent coverage in PCI -next, so I'm
planning to send it to Linus this week. We probably won't catch much
more until it hits his tree anyway...

Jesse Barnes, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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