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

>
>Andy's page_zone(page) == page_zone(buddy) check is good, I think.
>
>Making alignment is a difficult problem, I think. It complecates many things.
>We can avoid above check only when memory layout is ideal.
>
>BTW, How about following patch ?
>I don't want to say "Oh, you have to re-compile your kernel with
>CONFIG_UNALIGNED_ZONE on your new machine. you are unlucky." to users.
>

No, this is a function of the architecture code, not the specific
machine it is running on.

So if the architecture ensures alignment and no holes, then they don't
need the overhead of CONFIG_UNALIGNED_ZONE or CONFIG_HOLES_IN_ZONE.

If they do not ensure correct alignment, then they must enable
CONFIG_UNALIGNED_ZONE, even if there may be actual systems which do
result in aligned zones.
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