Re: linux-next: build failure after merge of the final tree (tiptree related)

From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Tue Aug 03 2010 - 00:33:17 EST

On Mon, 2010-08-02 at 20:13 -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> I still think that the memblock approach of having a separate data
> structure for all of memory and one for various used blocks is flawed,
> and that it would be a lot better to have a single data structure with
> attributes. It would definitely make allocation saner. Given that,
> there is a strong reason to keep as little of the guts exposed as
> possible.

I agree, and in fact, turning the current implementation into a single
list with attributes wouldn't necessarily be that hard as a first step.


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