Re: [PATCH 07/13] mm: meminit: Initialise a subset of struct pages if CONFIG_DEFERRED_STRUCT_PAGE_INIT is set
From: Andrew Morton
Date: Tue Apr 28 2015 - 09:41:44 EST
On Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:53:23 +0100 Mel Gorman <mgorman@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > +#ifdef CONFIG_DEFERRED_STRUCT_PAGE_INIT
> > > +#define __defermem_init __meminit
> > > +#define __defer_init __meminit
> > > +#else
> > > +#define __defermem_init
> > > +#define __defer_init __init
> > > +#endif
> > Could we get some comments describing these? What they do, when and
> > where they should be used. I have a suspicion that the naming isn't
> > good, but I didn't spend a lot of time reverse-engineering the
> > intent...
> Of course. The next version will have
> + * Deferred struct page initialisation requires some early init functions that
> + * are removed before kswapd is up and running. The feature depends on memory
> + * hotplug so put the data and code required by deferred initialisation into
> + * the __meminit section where they are preserved.
> + */
I'm still not getting it even a little bit :( You say "data and code",
so I'd expect to see
#define __defer_meminitdata __meminitdata
#define __defer_meminit __meminit
But the patch doesn't mention the data segment at all.
The patch uses both __defermem_init and __defer_init to tag functions
(ie: text) and I can't work out why.
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