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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] mm: separate memory allocation and actual work in alloc_vmap_area()
On 3/1/19 5:48 PM, Roman Gushchin wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 01, 2019 at 03:43:19PM +0100, Vlastimil Babka wrote:
>> On 2/25/19 9:30 PM, Roman Gushchin wrote:
>>> alloc_vmap_area() is allocating memory for the vmap_area, and
>>> performing the actual lookup of the vm area and vmap_area
>>> initialization.
>>> This prevents us from using a pre-allocated memory for the map_area
>>> structure, which can be used in some cases to minimize the number
>>> of required memory allocations.
>> Hmm, but that doesn't happen here or in the later patch, right? The only
>> caller of init_vmap_area() is alloc_vmap_area(). What am I missing?
> So initially the patch was a part of a bigger patchset, which
> tried to minimize the number of separate allocations during vmalloc(),
> e.g. by inlining vm_struct->pages into vm_struct for small areas.
> I temporarily dropped the rest of the patchset for some rework,
> but decided to leave this patch, because it looks like a nice refactoring
> in any case, and also it has been already reviewed and acked by Matthew
> and Johannes.

OK then,

Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <>

> Thank you for looking into it!

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