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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 6/6] sparc64: use early_res and nobootmem
On 03/10/2010 01:33 PM, David Miller wrote:
> From: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
> Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 13:30:35 -0800 (PST)
>
>> From: Yinghai Lu <yinghai@kernel.org>
>> Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 13:24:27 -0800
>>
>>> use early_res/fw_memmap to replace lmb, so could use early_res replace bootme
>>> later.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Yinghai Lu <yinghai@kernel.org>
>>
>> Why? What does early_res/fw_memmap do that lmb cannot?

try to remove bootmem layer.

>
> Also, if you're going to use this on non-x86 systems you're
> going to have to get rid of "e820" from the interface names.

sure.

Yinghai


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