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SubjectRe: [rfc][patch] Memory Binding API v0.3 2.5.41
Martin J. Bligh wrote:
>>>>>4) An ordered zone list is probably the more natural mapping.
>>>>
>>>>See my comments above about per zone/memblk. And you reemphasize my point, how do we order the zone lists in such a way that a user of the API can easily know/find out what zone #5 is?
>>>
>>>Could you explain how that problem is different from finding out
>>>what memblk #5 is ... I don't see the difference?
>>
>>Errm... __memblk_to_node(5)
>
> As opposed to creating __zone_to_node(5) ?
>
>>I"m not saying that we couldn't add a similar interface for zones... something along the lines of:
>> __memblk_and_zone_to_flat_zone_number(5, DMA)
>>or some such. It just isn't there now...
>
> Surely this would dispose of the need for memblks? If not, then
> I'd agree it's probably just adding more complication.
Well, since each node's memory (or memblk in the parlance of my head ;)
has several 'zones' in it (DMA, HIGHMEM, etc), this conversion function
will need 2 parameters. It may well be called
__node_and_zone_type_to_flat_zone_number(node, DMA|NORMAL|HIGHMEM).
Or, we could have:
__zone_to_node(5) = node #
and
__zone_to_zone_type(5) = DMA|NORMAL|HIGHMEM.
But either way, we would need to specify both pieces.

Cheers!

-Matt

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