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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/9] mm: alloc_contig_freed_pages() added
On Mon, 17 Oct 2011 14:21:07 +0200
Marek Szyprowski <m.szyprowski@samsung.com> wrote:

> > > +
> > > +void free_contig_pages(unsigned long pfn, unsigned nr_pages)
> > > +{
> > > + struct page *page = pfn_to_page(pfn);
> > > +
> > > + while (nr_pages--) {
> > > + __free_page(page);
> > > + ++pfn;
> > > + if (likely(zone_pfn_same_memmap(pfn - 1, pfn)))
> > > + ++page;
> > > + else
> > > + page = pfn_to_page(pfn);
> > > + }
> > > +}
> >
> > You're sure these functions don't need EXPORT_SYMBOL()? Maybe the
> > design is that only DMA core calls into here (if so, that's good).
>
> Drivers should not call it, it is intended to be used by low-level DMA
> code.

OK, thanks for checking.

> Do you think that a comment about missing EXPORT_SYMBOL is
> required?

No. If someone later wants to use these from a module then we can look
at their reasons and make a decision at that time.



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