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    SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 6/6] x86: allocate space within a region top-down
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    On Monday, October 25, 2010 03:08:48 pm Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
    > On Monday, October 25, 2010 03:01:54 pm Jesse Barnes wrote:
    > > On Thu, 14 Oct 2010 17:18:52 -0600
    > > Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas@hp.com> wrote:
    > >
    > > >
    > > > Request that allocate_resource() use available space from high addresses
    > > > first, rather than the default of using low addresses first.
    > > >
    > > > The most common place this makes a difference is when we move or assign
    > > > new PCI device resources. Low addresses are generally scarce, so it's
    > > > better to use high addresses when possible. This follows Windows practice
    > > > for PCI allocation.
    > >
    > > Applied this series to linux-next; assuming nothing blows up I'll send
    > > it to Linus this week (previous versions got some testing and landed in
    > > a separate branch so this should be fine).
    >
    > We tripped over another issue in Fedora:
    > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=646027

    By the way, it's been a *great* help to have Fedora being willing to
    go out on a limb and help get these tested. I know it sucks to get
    those Rawhide bug reports, but they have been extremely useful to me.
    Thanks!

    Bjorn


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