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SubjectRe: [RFC] [PATCH] virtual memmap on sparsemem v3 [0/4] introduction
On Sat, 9 Dec 2006 12:51:37 +0100
Heiko Carstens <> wrote:

> > Virtual mem_map is not useful for 32bit archs. This uses huge virtual
> > address range.
> Why? The s390 vmem_map implementation which I sent last week to linux-mm
> is merged in the meantime. It supports both 32 and 64 bit.
> The main reason is to keep things simple and avoid #ifdef hell.
> Since the maximum size of the virtual array is about 16MB it's not much
> waste of address space. Actually I just changed the size of the vmalloc
> area, so that the maximum supported physical amount of memory is still 1920MB.

I'm sorry. I don't stop anyone who want to use vmem_map.
(My brain is polluted by ugly x86 36bit-space/32bit arch.)


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