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    SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 1/3] contigous big page allocator
    On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 04:07:12PM +0900, FUJITA Tomonori wrote:
    > On Wed, 13 Oct 2010 09:01:43 +0200
    > Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org> wrote:
    >
    > > KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> writes:
    > > >
    > > > What this wants to do:
    > > > allocates a contiguous chunk of pages larger than MAX_ORDER.
    > > > for device drivers (camera? etc..)
    > >
    > > I think to really move forward you need a concrete use case
    > > actually implemented in tree.
    >
    > As already pointed out, some embeded drivers need physcailly
    > contignous memory. Currenlty, they use hacky tricks (e.g. playing with
    > the boot memory allocators). There are several proposals for this like

    Are any of those in mainline?

    -Andi
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    ak@linux.intel.com -- Speaking for myself only.


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