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Re: [RFC] MIPS memblock: Remove bootmem code and switch to NO_BOOTMEM

To: Serge Semin <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] MIPS memblock: Remove bootmem code and switch to NO_BOOTMEM
From: Marcin Nowakowski <>
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:18:09 +0100
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Hi Serge,

On 19.12.2017 21:14, Serge Semin wrote:
Hello folks,

Almost a year ago I sent a patchset to the Linux MIPS community. The main 
target of the patchset
was to get rid from the old bootmem allocator usage at the MIPS architecture. 
Additionally I had
a problem with CMA usage on my MIPS machine due to some struct page-related 
issue. Moving to the
memblock allocator fixed the problem and gave us benefits like smaller memory 
powerful memblock API to be used within the arch code. Could you confirm if you are still interested in 
the patchset and
ready to update the Loongson64 platform code so one would be compatible with it?

I am currently working on different projects, but I will try to do my best to help with this (but just might require more time than I would otherwise need). Given the scale of the task and the amount of testing required, I expect that it will take a while to get a complete set of patches reviewed and tested which should hopefully be enough to fix support for all platforms affected.


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