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    SubjectRe: lowmem_reserve (replaces protection)
    On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 05:42:37PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@novell.com> wrote:
    > >
    > > I don't see any other equivalent teminology besides my "classzone" word
    > > existing,
    >
    > I'll confess that I've never understood what "classzone" _means_. Is it "a
    > zone from amongst several classes" or what?
    >
    > If it was "zone_class" then it might mean "a particular classification of
    > zones". Maybe that's what you meant?
    >
    > I think a lot of other mm hackers share my confusion, which is why
    > "classzone" has been trickling away. But yeah, we haven't been replacing it
    > with anything very useful.

    it's very easy to explain it now that you spontanously used that concept
    in 2.6: classzone is the piece of ram represented by what you previously
    called alloc_type in 2.6.9 mainline alloc_pages function. You wrote that
    code so you know what it means. If you prefer to still call that
    alloc_type that's fine with me.
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