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SubjectRe: [SPARSEMEM] confusing uses of SPARSEM_EXTREME (try #2)
Franck Bui-Huu wrote:
> Is it me or the use of CONFIG_SPARSEMEM_EXTREME is really confusing in
> mm/sparce.c ? Shouldn't we use CONFIG_SPARSEMEM_STATIC instead like
> the following patch suggests ?
> -- >8 --
> Subject: [PATCH] Remove confusing uses of SPARSEMEM_EXTREME
> CONFIG_SPARSEMEM_EXTREME is used in sparce.c whereas
> CONFIG_SPARSEMEM_STATIC seems to be more appropriate.
> Signed-off-by: Franck Bui-Huu <>

In my mind the positive option is selecting for code supporting EXTREME
so it seems to make sense to use that option. Perhaps the confusion
comes from a lack of comments there to say that the else case is STATIC.

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