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SubjectRe: [RFC] tree-based bootmem
On Sat, Nov 17, 2001 at 01:14:15AM -0800, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> This is a repost including some corrections of a bootmem allocator that
> tracks ranges explicitly, and uses segment trees to assist in searching
> for available memory. Perhaps it is even a new version. Some prior
> reports indicated mail headers were munged, preventing replies and some
> people from seeing it at all.

Successfully tested on mipsel without modifications to my code.

Two drivers required non-standard versions for the correct operation
of 2.4.14-oss.sgi.com on diskless serial console DecStation 5000/200.
Aside from that, nothing of the rest of the kernel, nor any of my code
was altered. Driver issues should bear no relation to bootmem.

Specifically, the 2.4.5-oss.sgi.com dz.c and a PMAD-AA-capable DEC
Lance driver (PMAD-AA driver thanks to Dave Airlie) were needed. Further
pursuit of those issues should and will be directed to arch maintainers.

Cheers,
Bill
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