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

To: Marcin Nowakowski <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] MIPS memblock: Remove bootmem code and switch to NO_BOOTMEM
From: Serge Semin <>
Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2017 21:06:22 +0300
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On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 08:18:09AM +0100, Marcin Nowakowski 
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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 consumption,
> >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.

Hello Marcin,
Thanks for the willing to help. I'll CC the patchset to you when it's ready.


> Marcin

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