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Subject[PATCH] silence unused pgdat warning from alloc_bootmem_node and friends
silence unused pgdat warning from alloc_bootmem_node and friends

x86 NUMA systems only define bootmem for node 0. alloc_bootmem_node()
and friends therefore ignore the passed pgdat and use NODE_DATA(0)
in all cases. This leads to the following warnings as we are not
using the passed parameter:

.../mm/page_alloc.c: In function 'zone_wait_table_init':
.../mm/page_alloc.c:2259: warning: unused variable 'pgdat'

One option would be to define all variables used with these macros
__attribute__ ((unused)), but this would leave us exposed should
these become genuinely unused.

The key here is that we _are_ using the value, we ignore it but that
is a deliberate action. This patch adds a nested local variable
within the alloc_bootmem_node helper to which the pgdat parameter is
assigned making it 'used'. The nested local is marked __attribute__
((unused)) to silence this same warning for it.

Against 2.6.19-rc5-mm2.

Signed-off-by: Andy Whitcroft <>
diff --git a/include/asm-i386/mmzone.h b/include/asm-i386/mmzone.h
index 61b0733..3503ad6 100644
--- a/include/asm-i386/mmzone.h
+++ b/include/asm-i386/mmzone.h
@@ -120,13 +120,26 @@ static inline int pfn_valid(int pfn)
__alloc_bootmem_node(NODE_DATA(0), (x), PAGE_SIZE, __pa(MAX_DMA_ADDRESS))
#define alloc_bootmem_low_pages(x) \
__alloc_bootmem_node(NODE_DATA(0), (x), PAGE_SIZE, 0)
-#define alloc_bootmem_node(ignore, x) \
- __alloc_bootmem_node(NODE_DATA(0), (x), SMP_CACHE_BYTES, __pa(MAX_DMA_ADDRESS))
-#define alloc_bootmem_pages_node(ignore, x) \
- __alloc_bootmem_node(NODE_DATA(0), (x), PAGE_SIZE, __pa(MAX_DMA_ADDRESS))
-#define alloc_bootmem_low_pages_node(ignore, x) \
- __alloc_bootmem_node(NODE_DATA(0), (x), PAGE_SIZE, 0)
+#define alloc_bootmem_node(pgdat, x) \
+({ \
+ struct pglist_data __attribute__ ((unused)) \
+ *__alloc_bootmem_node__pgdat = (pgdat); \
+ __alloc_bootmem_node(NODE_DATA(0), (x), SMP_CACHE_BYTES, \
+ __pa(MAX_DMA_ADDRESS)); \
+#define alloc_bootmem_pages_node(pgdat, x) \
+({ \
+ struct pglist_data __attribute__ ((unused)) \
+ *__alloc_bootmem_node__pgdat = (pgdat); \
+ __alloc_bootmem_node(NODE_DATA(0), (x), PAGE_SIZE, \
+ __pa(MAX_DMA_ADDRESS)) \
+#define alloc_bootmem_low_pages_node(pgdat, x) \
+({ \
+ struct pglist_data __attribute__ ((unused)) \
+ *__alloc_bootmem_node__pgdat = (pgdat); \
+ __alloc_bootmem_node(NODE_DATA(0), (x), PAGE_SIZE, 0); \

#endif /* _ASM_MMZONE_H_ */
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