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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/4] mm, page_alloc: Split alloc_pages_nodemask
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On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:35 AM 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 <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
> ---
Acked-by: Hillf Danton <hillf.zj@alibaba-inc.com>


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