path: root/arch/powerpc/kernel/setup_32.c
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authorBenjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>2010-07-06 15:39:01 -0700
committerBenjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>2010-08-05 12:56:07 +1000
commite63075a3c9377536d085bc013cd3fe6323162449 (patch)
tree28fde124dde6df867947882fc686d228502846df /arch/powerpc/kernel/setup_32.c
parentmemblock: Expose MEMBLOCK_ALLOC_ANYWHERE (diff)
memblock: Introduce default allocation limit and use it to replace explicit ones
This introduce memblock.current_limit which is used to limit allocations from memblock_alloc() or memblock_alloc_base(..., MEMBLOCK_ALLOC_ACCESSIBLE). The old MEMBLOCK_ALLOC_ANYWHERE changes value from 0 to ~(u64)0 and can still be used with memblock_alloc_base() to allocate really anywhere. It is -no-longer- cropped to MEMBLOCK_REAL_LIMIT which disappears. Note to archs: I'm leaving the default limit to MEMBLOCK_ALLOC_ANYWHERE. I strongly recommend that you ensure that you set an appropriate limit during boot in order to guarantee that an memblock_alloc() at any time results in something that is accessible with a simple __va(). The reason is that a subsequent patch will introduce the ability for the array to resize itself by reallocating itself. The MEMBLOCK core will honor the current limit when performing those allocations. Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch/powerpc/kernel/setup_32.c')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/setup_32.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/setup_32.c
index a10ffc85ada7..b7eb1ded3b5f 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/setup_32.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/setup_32.c
@@ -246,7 +246,7 @@ static void __init irqstack_early_init(void)
unsigned int i;
/* interrupt stacks must be in lowmem, we get that for free on ppc32
- * as the memblock is limited to lowmem by MEMBLOCK_REAL_LIMIT */
+ * as the memblock is limited to lowmem by default */
for_each_possible_cpu(i) {
softirq_ctx[i] = (struct thread_info *)
__va(memblock_alloc(THREAD_SIZE, THREAD_SIZE));