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Date:	Mon, 19 Apr 2010 06:22:20 +0900
From:	Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>
To:	Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@...il.com>
CC:	Christoph Lameter <cl@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Mel Gorman <mel@....ul.ie>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@...fujitsu.com>,
	Bob Liu <lliubbo@...il.com>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-mm@...ck.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/6] change alloc function in pcpu_alloc_pages

On 04/19/2010 12:54 AM, Minchan Kim wrote:
>> alloc_pages is the same as alloc_pages_any_node so why have it?
> 
> I don't want to force using '_node' postfix on UMA users.
> Maybe they don't care getting page from any node and event don't need to
> know about _NODE_. 

Yeah, then, remove alloc_pages_any_node().  I can't really see the
point of any_/exact_node.  alloc_pages() and alloc_pages_node() are
fine and in line with other functions.  Why change it?

>> Why remove it? If you want to get rid of -1 handling then check all the
> 
> alloc_pages_node have multiple meaning as you said. So some of users
> misuses that API. I want to clear intention of user.

The name is fine.  Just clean up the users and make the intended usage
clear in documentation and implementation (ie. trigger a big fat
warning) and make all the callers use named constants instead of -1
for special meanings.

Thanks.

-- 
tejun
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