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From: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
To: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [rfc 10/10] Pageflags: Land grab
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2008 02:27:55 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <p73tzjn5ld0.fsf@bingen.suse.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080304000734.383475547@sgi.com> (Christoph Lameter's message of "Mon\, 03 Mar 2008 16\:05\:02 -0800")

Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com> writes:
>
> The page flags situation becomes very tight. The remaining 6 bits must then
> be used as section ids. Via a lookup table we can determine the node ids from
> the section id. So it would work.
>
> However, we would have no page flags left. Any additional page flag will
> reduce the number of available sparsemem sections to half.

I have an upcoming, soon to be posted, project that needs one page
flag on 32bit and two on 64bit. I would request that you leave
at least that many over.

-Andi

  reply	other threads:[~2008-03-04  1:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-03-04  0:04 [rfc 00/10] [Patch] Page flags: Cleanup, reorg and introduce 5 new flags Christoph Lameter
2008-03-04  0:04 ` [rfc 01/10] Pageflags: Use an enum for the flags Christoph Lameter
2008-03-04  0:04 ` [rfc 02/10] Pageflags: Introduce macros to generate page flag functions Christoph Lameter
2008-03-04  0:04 ` [rfc 03/10] Pageflags: Convert to the use of new macros Christoph Lameter
2008-03-04  0:04 ` [rfc 04/10] Pageflags: Use proper page flag functions in Xen Christoph Lameter
2008-03-04  0:04 ` [rfc 05/10] Pageflags: Eliminate PG_xxx aliases Christoph Lameter
2008-03-04  0:04 ` [rfc 06/10] Sparsemem: Vmemmap does not need section bits Christoph Lameter
2008-03-04  0:04 ` [rfc 07/10] Kbuild: Create a way to create preprocessor constants from C expressions Christoph Lameter
2008-03-04  0:05 ` [rfc 08/10] Pageflags: Get rid of FLAGS_RESERVED Christoph Lameter
2008-03-04  0:05 ` [rfc 09/10] Get rid of __ZONE_COUNT Christoph Lameter
2008-03-04  0:05 ` [rfc 10/10] Pageflags: Land grab Christoph Lameter
2008-03-04  1:27   ` Andi Kleen [this message]
2008-03-04  5:38     ` Christoph Lameter
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2008-03-01  4:05 [rfc 00/10] [RFC] Page flags: Saving some, making handling easier etc Christoph Lameter
2008-03-01  4:05 ` [rfc 10/10] Pageflags land grab Christoph Lameter
2008-03-01 17:21   ` Rik van Riel

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