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SubjectRe: [PATCH v10 09/10] mm: stop zeroing memory during allocation in vmemmap
On Fri 06-10-17 11:10:14, David Laight wrote:
> From: Pavel Tatashin
> > Sent: 05 October 2017 22:11
> > vmemmap_alloc_block() will no longer zero the block, so zero memory
> > at its call sites for everything except struct pages. Struct page memory
> > is zero'd by struct page initialization.
>
> It seems dangerous to change an allocator to stop zeroing memory.
> It is probably saver to add a new function that doesn't zero
> the memory and use that is the places where you don't want it
> to be zeroed.

Not sure what you mean. memblock_virt_alloc_try_nid_raw is a new
function which doesn't zero out...
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Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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