[PATCH 1/2] ARM: mmu: fix the hang when we steal a section unaligned size memory

Huang Shijie b32955 at freescale.com
Wed Jun 19 04:47:56 EDT 2013

于 2013年06月19日 16:28, Russell King - ARM Linux 写道:
> On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 10:36:06AM +0800, Huang Shijie wrote:
>> 于 2013年06月19日 00:52, Russell King - ARM Linux 写道:
>>> This is why I've always said - if you steal memory from memblock, it
>>> _must_  be aligned to 1MB (the section size) to avoid this.  Not only
>> firstly, it's a little waste to _must_ steal 1M for some board with less
>> memory such as 512M memory;
> You're complaining about 512M memory?  Christ.  Some of my machines
> which I run here have as little as 32M of memory!  1M is nothing in
> 512M.
My meaning was : we only need 128K in some case, why we waste other 896K?
IMHO, we should treasure the memory.

If you think there is no need to fix this issue, I am ok too.

>> secondly, if we do not support the section unaligned mapping, we should
>> remove the alloc_init_pte() in alloc_init_pmd(),
>> add a comment to tell that we do not support the section unaligned mapping.
> No, because that breaks a whole load of other non-memory mappings.
yes. you are right. I forgot the other mappings besides the map_lowmem().

Huang Shijie

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