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[Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH 2/6] Change the boot allocator function to support memory add
On 28/06/2009 10:27, "Jiang, Yunhong" <yunhong.jiang@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> This patch extend the boot allocator to support memory add.
> We take different method for boot allocator bitmap for 32/64 system. In x32 ,
> we allocate 512K bitmap to support the whole 16G memory. In x86_64, we don't
> change the allocation when system bootup, instead, we try to remap the
> allocator bitmap to some pre-defined virtual address if hot-add happen.
> We also add several API to allocate the handle boot page from some range.
The undelrying implementation ideas may be okay, but calling these
extensions to the 'boot allocator' makes no sense. The boot allocator only
exists during boot. The fact that the bitmap it uses persists beyond boot is
an implementation detail. Perhaps you just need to change the name of your
new allocator interface functions to something more suitable.
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