• Tang Chen's avatar
    memblock, numa: introduce flags field into memblock · 66a20757
    Tang Chen authored
    There is no flag in memblock to describe what type the memory is.
    Sometimes, we may use memblock to reserve some memory for special usage.
    And we want to know what kind of memory it is.  So we need a way to
    In hotplug environment, we want to reserve hotpluggable memory so the
    kernel won't be able to use it.  And when the system is up, we have to
    free these hotpluggable memory to buddy.  So we need to mark these
    memory first.
    In order to do so, we need to mark out these special memory in memblock.
    In this patch, we introduce a new "flags" member into memblock_region:
       struct memblock_region {
               phys_addr_t base;
               phys_addr_t size;
               unsigned long flags;		/* This is new. */
               int nid;
    This patch does the following things:
    1) Add "flags" member to memblock_region.
    2) Modify the following APIs' prototype:
    3) Add memblock_reserve_region() to support reserve memory with flags, and keep
       memblock_reserve()'s prototype unmodified.
    4) Modify other APIs to support flags, but keep their prototype unmodified.
    The idea is from Wen Congyang <wency@cn.fujitsu.com> and Liu Jiang <jiang.liu@huawei.com>.
    Suggested-by: default avatarWen Congyang <wency@cn.fujitsu.com>
    Suggested-by: default avatarLiu Jiang <jiang.liu@huawei.com>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarTang Chen <tangchen@cn.fujitsu.com>
    Reviewed-by: default avatarZhang Yanfei <zhangyanfei@cn.fujitsu.com>
    Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
    Cc: "Rafael J . Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl>
    Cc: Chen Tang <imtangchen@gmail.com>
    Cc: Gong Chen <gong.chen@linux.intel.com>
    Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
    Cc: Jiang Liu <jiang.liu@huawei.com>
    Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
    Cc: Lai Jiangshan <laijs@cn.fujitsu.com>
    Cc: Larry Woodman <lwoodman@redhat.com>
    Cc: Len Brown <lenb@kernel.org>
    Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
    Cc: Michal Nazarewicz <mina86@mina86.com>
    Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>
    Cc: Prarit Bhargava <prarit@redhat.com>
    Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
    Cc: Taku Izumi <izumi.taku@jp.fujitsu.com>
    Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
    Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
    Cc: Thomas Renninger <trenn@suse.de>
    Cc: Toshi Kani <toshi.kani@hp.com>
    Cc: Vasilis Liaskovitis <vasilis.liaskovitis@profitbricks.com>
    Cc: Wanpeng Li <liwanp@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
    Cc: Yasuaki Ishimatsu <isimatu.yasuaki@jp.fujitsu.com>
    Cc: Yinghai Lu <yinghai@kernel.org>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>