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SubjectRe: Bug: Discontigmem virt_to_page() [Alpha,ARM,Mips64?]
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On Thursday 02 May 2002 02:20, Anton Blanchard wrote:
> > so ia64 is one of those archs with a ram layout with huge holes in the
> > middle of the ram of the nodes? I'd be curious to know what's the
> > hardware advantage of designing the ram layout in such a way, compared
> > to all other numa archs that I deal with. Also if you know other archs
> > with huge holes in the middle of the ram of the nodes I'd be curious to
> > know about them too. thanks for the interesting info!
>
> From arch/ppc64/kernel/iSeries_setup.c:
>
> * The iSeries may have very large memories ( > 128 GB ) and a partition
> * may get memory in "chunks" that may be anywhere in the 2**52 real
> * address space. The chunks are 256K in size.
>
> Also check out CONFIG_MSCHUNKS code and see why I'd love to see a generic
> solution to this problem.

Using the config_nonlinear model, you'd change the four mapping functions:

logical_to_phys
phys_to_logical
pagenum_to_phys
phys_to_pagenum

to use a hash table instead of a table lookup. Bill Irwin suggested a btree
would work here as well.

(Note I'm trying out the term 'pagenum' instead of 'ordinal' here, following
comments on lse-tech.)

--
Daniel
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