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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] ring_bufer: fix BUF_PAGE_SIZE
    Ingo Molnar wrote:
    > * Lai Jiangshan <> wrote:
    >> impact: make BUF_PAGE_SIZE changeable.
    >> Except allocating/freeing page and the code using PAGE_MASK,
    >> all code expect buffer_page's length is BUF_PAGE_SIZE.
    >> This patch make this behavior more concordant.
    > hm, why? Non-order-0 allocations are pretty evil - why would we ever want
    > to do them?
    > Ingo

    I think since we introduce BUF_PAGE_SIZE instead of PAGE_SIZE for
    buffer_page, we should make it changeable. We can use Non-order-0
    allocations, but it doesn't mean we have to use Non-order-0 allocations.

    In the old codes, these lines confuse me:
    return (addr & ~PAGE_MASK) - (PAGE_SIZE - BUF_PAGE_SIZE);
    addr &= PAGE_MASK;
    This patch mostly make the codes concordant.


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