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    SubjectRe: [Lse-tech] Re: Hugetlbpages in very large memory machines.......
    On Mon, Mar 15, 2004 at 12:45:10AM -0600, Ray Bryant wrote:
    > I'd still rather see us do the "allocate on fault" approach with
    > prereservation to maintain the current ENOMEM return code from mmap()
    > for hugepages. Let me work on that and get back to y'all with a patch
    > and see where we can go from there. I'll start by taking a look at
    > all of the arch dependent hugetlbpage.c's and see how common they all
    > are and move the common code up to mm/hugetlbpage.c.
    > (or did WLI's note imply that this is impossible?)

    It would be a mistake to put any pagetable handling functions in the
    core. Things above that level, e.g. callers that don't examine the
    pagetables directly in favor of calling lower-level API's, are fine.


    -- wli
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