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Subject[RFC] [PATCH] virtual memmap on sparsemem v3 [0/4] introduction
Hi, virtual mem_map on sparsemem/generic patch version 3.

I myself likes this patch.
But someone may feels this patch is intrusive and scattered.
please pointing out.

Changes v2 -> v3
- make map/unmap function for general purpose. (for my purpose ;)
- drop memory hotplug support. will be posted after this goes in.
- change pfn_to_page()/page_to_pfn() defintions.
- several clean ups.
- drop optimized pfn_valid() patch will be posted later after this goes in.
- add #error to check vmem_map alignment.

Changes v1 -> v2:
- support memory hotplug case.
- uses static address for vmem_map (ia64)
- added optimized pfn_valid() for ia64 (experimental)

When using SPARSEMEM, pfn_to_page()/page_to_pfn() accesses global big table
of mem_section. if SPARSEMEM_EXTREME, this is 2-level table lookup.

If we can map mem_section->mem_map in (virtually) linear address, we can expect
optimzed pfn <-> page translation.

Virtual mem_map is not useful for 32bit archs. This uses huge virtual
address range.


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