[patch 2/3] Add flags parameter to reserve_bootmem_generic()

Andi Kleen andi at firstfloor.org
Mon Jun 9 12:39:39 EDT 2008

Bernhard Walle wrote:
> * Vivek Goyal [2008-06-09 09:22]:
>> Kdump first kernel always tries to reserve just physical RAM and nothing
>> else. So I am not sure what does above code do. Try to reserve a memory
>> which is not RAM but is in the region less than highest mapped entity and
>> in that case return silently without any warning. In what case do we
>> exercise this path?
> I don't know. That code has been introduced in 
> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=5e58a02a8f6a7a1c9ae41f39286bcd3aea0d6f24
> Ccing Andi.
> IMO we should not print any warning in that function, leaving the error
> handling to the caller.

Don't remember the details. Perhaps Amul does (cc'ed)


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