Re: [PATCH v4 3/4] mm/sparse: Add a new parameter 'data_unit_size' for alloc_usemap_and_memmap

From: Baoquan He
Date: Sun Jun 10 2018 - 19:33:40 EST

On 06/08/18 at 09:13am, Dave Hansen wrote:
> On 06/08/2018 08:17 AM, Baoquan He wrote:
> >
> > Then inside alloc_usemap_and_memmap(), For each node, we get how many
> > present sections on this node, call hook alloc_func(). Then we update
> > the pointer to point at a new position of usemap_map[] or map_map[].
> I think this is the key.
> alloc_usemap_and_memmap() is passed in a "void *" that it needs to
> update as things get consumed. But, it knows only the quantity of
> objects consumed and not the type. This effectively tells it enough
> about the type to let it update the pointer as objects are consumed.
> Right?
> Can we get that in the changelog?

Hmm, I like above sentences very much, thanks.

Do you means putting it in changelog, but not commit log of patch 3/4,
right? I can do this when repost.