[PATCH V2 4/6] mm: rename the global section array to mem_sections
akpm at linux-foundation.org
Tue Jun 1 19:26:30 PDT 2021
On Wed, 2 Jun 2021 01:11:07 +0000 HAGIO KAZUHITO(萩尾 一仁) <k-hagio-ab at nec.com> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> > On Tue, 1 Jun 2021 10:40:09 +0200 David Hildenbrand <david at redhat.com> wrote:
> > > > Thanks, i explained the reason during my last reply.
> > > > Andrew has already picked this patch to -mm tree.
> > >
> > > Just because it's in Andrews tree doesn't mean it will end up upstream. ;)
> > >
> > > Anyhow, no really strong opinion, it's simply unnecessary code churn
> > > that makes bisecting harder without real value IMHO.
> > I think it's a good change - mem_sections refers to multiple instances
> > of a mem_section. Churn is a pain, but that's the price we pay for more
> > readable code. And for having screwed it up originally ;)
> >From a makedumpfile/crash-utility viewpoint, I don't deny kernel improvement
> and probably the change will not be hard for them to support, but I'd like
> you to remember that the tool users will need to update them for the change.
> The situation where we need to update the tools for new kernels is usual, but
> there are not many cases that they cannot even start session, and this change
> will cause it. Personally I wonder the change is worth forcing users to update
Didn't know that. I guess I'll drop it then.
We could do an assembly-level alias I assume..
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