Re: 2.1.80pre[3-4] __get_free_pages patches

Linus Torvalds (
17 Jan 1998 06:24:48 GMT


to mark that it wants DMA'able memory.

Essentially, the third argument to __get_free_pages() went away, and has
instead been replaced by setting the GFP_DMA bit in the first argument
if the third argument was non-zero (that's the same logic as the other
get_free_page() functions have used, and was made possible by a major
cleanup on how the argument is parsed).

In _most_ cases the third argument used to be zero, in which case you
should just remove it.


Jeff Hittman