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authorJoonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com>2014-12-12 16:55:52 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2014-12-13 12:42:48 -0800
commit031bc5743f158b2d5498294f489e534a31251626 (patch)
tree472c0024f26821a627ec17a2e73a450f450ca4cc /Documentation
parentmm/debug-pagealloc: prepare boottime configurable on/off (diff)
mm/debug-pagealloc: make debug-pagealloc boottime configurable
Now, we have prepared to avoid using debug-pagealloc in boottime. So introduce new kernel-parameter to disable debug-pagealloc in boottime, and makes related functions to be disabled in this case. Only non-intuitive part is change of guard page functions. Because guard page is effective only if debug-pagealloc is enabled, turning off according to debug-pagealloc is reasonable thing to do. Signed-off-by: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com> Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de> Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org> Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org> Cc: Dave Hansen <dave@sr71.net> Cc: Michal Nazarewicz <mina86@mina86.com> Cc: Jungsoo Son <jungsoo.son@lge.com> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com> Cc: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
index 24539d1c7d25..6f067954675b 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -829,6 +829,15 @@ bytes respectively. Such letter suffixes can also be entirely omitted.
CONFIG_DEBUG_PAGEALLOC, hence this option will not help
tracking down these problems.
+ debug_pagealloc=
+ [KNL] When CONFIG_DEBUG_PAGEALLOC is set, this
+ parameter enables the feature at boot time. In
+ default, it is disabled. We can avoid allocating huge
+ chunk of memory for debug pagealloc if we don't enable
+ it at boot time and the system will work mostly same
+ with the kernel built without CONFIG_DEBUG_PAGEALLOC.
+ on: enable the feature
debugpat [X86] Enable PAT debugging
decnet.addr= [HW,NET]