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SubjectRe: [PATCH 06/19] mm: store mapcount for compound page separate
On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 02:06:53PM -0600, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Nov 2014, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
>
> > I don't think we want to bloat struct page description: nobody outside of
> > helpers should use it direcly. And it's exactly what we did to store
> > compound page destructor and compound page order.
>
> This is more like a description what overloading is occurring. Either
> add the new way of using it there including a comment explainng things or
> please do not overload the field.

I can do this although I don't see much value. At least we need to be
consistent and do the same for compound destructor and compound order.

Dave, you tried to sort mess around struct page recently. Any opinion?

BTW, how far we should go there? Should things like
PAGE_BUDDY_MAPCOUNT_VALUE and PAGE_BALLOON_MAPCOUNT_VALUE be described in
struct page definition too?

--
Kirill A. Shutemov


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