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use lmb with x86

From:  Yinghai Lu <>
To:  Ingo Molnar <>, Thomas Gleixner <>, "H. Peter Anvin" <>, Andrew Morton <>
Subject:  [PATCH -v12 00/39] use lmb with x86
Date:  Thu, 8 Apr 2010 23:03:29 -0700
Message-ID:  <>
Cc:  David Miller <>, Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>, Linus Torvalds <>, Johannes Weiner <>,,, Yinghai Lu <>
Archive-link:  Article

the new lmb could be used to early_res in x86.

Suggested by: David, Ben, and Thomas

-v6: change sequence as requested by Thomas
-v7: seperate them to more patches
-v8: add boundary checking to make sure not free partial page.
-v9: use lmb_debug to control print out of reserve_lmb.
     add e820 clean up, and e820 become __initdata
-v10:use lmb.rmo_size and ARCH_DISCARD_LMB according to Michael
     change name to lmb_find_area/reserve_lmb_area/free_lmb_area,
      according to Michael
     update find_lmb_area to use __lmb_alloc_base according to ben
-v11:move find_lmb_area_size back to x86.
     x86 has own find_lmb_area, and could be disabled by ARCH_LMB_FIND_AREA
      because _lmb_find_base has different behavoir from x86's old one.
      one from high to high and one from low to high
      need more test
     tested for x86 32bit/64bit, numa/nonuma, nobootmem/bootmem.
-v12:refresh the series with current tip
     seperate nobootmem.c, so could remove some #ifdef
     still keep CONFIG_NO_BOOTMEM, in x86 .c, and could use the as tags
     so other lmb could refer them to use NO_BOOTMEM.

still keep find_lmb_area, may replace those find_lmb_area will lmb_alloc, if
everything go fine

Please put them into tip and -next to have more test coverage.


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