[PATCH 02/10] lib: genalloc: Generic allocator improvements

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Fri Jun 10 08:52:17 EDT 2011

> I plan to replace it with lib/bitmap.c bitmap_* based allocator (similar like
> it it is used by dma_declare_coherent_memory() and friends in
> drivers/base/dma-coherent.c). We need something really simple for CMA area
> management. 
> IMHO allocate_resource and friends a bit too heavy here, but good to know 
> that such allocator also exists.

Not sure I'd class allocate_resource as heavyweight but providing it's
using something that already exists rather than inventing yet another

This wants dealing with before it goes upstream though so the chaneges in
lib/*c etc never have to reach mainline and then get changed back.


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