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SubjectRe: [patch 2/3] Add flags parameter to reserve_bootmem_generic()
* Vivek Goyal [2008-06-09 09:22]:
>
> Kdump first kernel always tries to reserve just physical RAM and nothing
> else. So I am not sure what does above code do. Try to reserve a memory
> which is not RAM but is in the region less than highest mapped entity and
> in that case return silently without any warning. In what case do we
> exercise this path?

I don't know. That code has been introduced in
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=5e58a02a8f6a7a1c9ae41f39286bcd3aea0d6f24

Ccing Andi.

IMO we should not print any warning in that function, leaving the error
handling to the caller.


Bernhard
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Bernhard Walle, SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Architecture Maintenance


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