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SubjectRe: [PATCH 02/10] lib: genalloc: Generic allocator improvements
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On Fri, 10 Jun 2011 14:52:17 +0200, Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>  
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>> I plan to replace it with lib/bitmap.c bitmap_* based allocator
>> (similar like
>> it it is used by dma_declare_coherent_memory() and friends in
>> drivers/base/dma-coherent.c). We need something really simple for CMA
>> area
>> management.
>>
>> IMHO allocate_resource and friends a bit too heavy here, but good to
>> know
>> that such allocator also exists.
>
> Not sure I'd class allocate_resource as heavyweight but providing it's
> using something that already exists rather than inventing yet another
> allocator.

genalloc is already in the kernel and is used in a few places, so we
either let everyone use it as they see fit or we deprecate the library.
If we don't deprecate it I see no reason why CMA should not use it.

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