Re: [RFC][PATCH 4/9] mm: slabs: reset page at free

From: Dave Hansen
Date: Thu Jan 16 2014 - 13:36:58 EST

On 01/14/2014 06:48 PM, David Rientjes wrote:
>> > +/*
>> > + * Custom allocators (like the slabs) use 'struct page' fields
>> > + * for all kinds of things. This resets the page's state so that
>> > + * the buddy allocator will be happy with it.
>> > + */
>> > +static inline void allocator_reset_page(struct page *page)
> This is ambiguous as to what "allocator" you're referring to unless we
> look at the comment. I think it would be better to name it
> slab_reset_page() or something similar.

I stuck it in mm.h and deliberately didn't call it 'slab_something' so
that zsmalloc (in staging) could use this as well. The "allocator" part
of the name was to indicate that any allocator could use it.

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