[RFC PATCH v2 12/26] KVM: arm64: Introduce a Hyp buddy page allocator

Quentin Perret qperret at google.com
Thu Feb 4 13:19:36 EST 2021

On Thursday 04 Feb 2021 at 14:31:08 (+0000), Will Deacon wrote:
> Just feels a bit backwards having __find_buddy() take an order parameter,
> yet then return a page of the wrong order! __hyp_extract_page() always
> passes the p->order as the order,

Gotcha, so maybe this is just a naming problem. __find_buddy() is simply
a helper to lookup/index the vmemmap, but it's perfectly possible that
the 'destination' page that is being indexed has already been allocated,
and split up multiple time (and so at a different order), etc ... And
that is the caller's job to decide.

How about __lookup_potential_buddy() ? Any suggestion?

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