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    SubjectRe: [patch 00/10] (no)bootmem bits for 3.5

    On Tue, May 08, 2012 at 07:57:48PM +0200, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
    > > It was used on x86-32 numa to try all bootmem allocations from node 0
    > > first (see only remaining definition of bootmem_arch_preferred_node),
    > > which AFAICS nobootmem no longer respects.
    > >
    > > Shouldn't this be fixed instead?
    > I do not know. Tejun / Yinghai?

    Indeed, preferring node 0 for bootmem allocation on x86_32 got lost
    across the nobootmem changes. I followed the git history and
    preferring NODE_DATA(0) goes back to the initial git branch creation
    time (2.6.12) and I couldn't find any explanation, and nobody
    complained about the changed behavior. hpa, do you know why the code
    to prefer node 0 for bootmem allocations was added in the first place?
    Maybe we can just remove it?



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