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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/6] Have ia64 use add_active_range() and free_area_init_nodes
KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:

>On Mon, 15 May 2006 11:19:27 +0100
>Andy Whitcroft <apw@shadowen.org> wrote:
>
>>>
>>>Recently arrived? Over a year ago with the no-buddy-bitmap patches,
>>>right? Just checking because I that's what I'm assuming broke it...
>>>
>>Yep, sorry I forget I was out of the game for 6 months! And yes that
>>was when the requirements were altered.
>>
>>
>When no-bitmap-buddy patches was included,
>
>1. bad_range() is not covered by CONFIG_VM_DEBUG. It always worked.
>==
>static int bad_range(struct zone *zone, struct page *page)
>{
> if (page_to_pfn(page) >= zone->zone_start_pfn + zone->spanned_pages)
> return 1;
> if (page_to_pfn(page) < zone->zone_start_pfn)
> return 1;
>==
>And , this code
>==
> buddy = __page_find_buddy(page, page_idx, order);
>
> if (bad_range(zone, buddy))
> break;
>==
>
>checked whether buddy is in zone and guarantees it to have page struct.
>

Ah, my mistake indeed. Sorry.

>But clean-up/speed-up codes vanished these checks. (I don't know when this occurs)
>Sorry for misses these things.
>

I think if anything they should be moved into page_is_buddy, however
page_to_pfn
is expensive on some architectures, so it is something we want to be
able to opt
out of if we do the correct alignment.

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