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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/4] mm, page_alloc: Split alloc_pages_nodemask
On Mon,  9 Jan 2017 16:35:16 +0000
Mel Gorman <> wrote:

> alloc_pages_nodemask does a number of preperation steps that determine
> what zones can be used for the allocation depending on a variety of
> factors. This is fine but a hypothetical caller that wanted multiple
> order-0 pages has to do the preparation steps multiple times. This patch
> structures __alloc_pages_nodemask such that it's relatively easy to build
> a bulk order-0 page allocator. There is no functional change.
> Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <>

Acked-by: Jesper Dangaard Brouer <>

Best regards,
Jesper Dangaard Brouer
MSc.CS, Principal Kernel Engineer at Red Hat

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