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Date:   Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:03:14 +0900
From:   Ho-Eun Ryu <hoeun.ryu@...il.com>
To:     Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>
Cc:     Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Andrey Ryabinin <aryabinin@...tuozzo.com>,
        Andreas Dilger <adilger@...ger.ca>,
        Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@...e.cz>,
        Michal Hocko <mhocko@...e.com>,
        Chris Wilson <chris@...is-wilson.co.uk>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>, zijun_hu <zijun_hu@....com>,
        Matthew Wilcox <mawilcox@...rosoft.com>,
        Thomas Garnier <thgarnie@...gle.com>,
        "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@...ux.intel.com>,
        linux-arch@...r.kernel.org, linux-mm@...ck.org,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mm: add VM_STATIC flag to vmalloc and prevent from
 removing the areas


> On 13 Apr 2017, at 2:31 AM, Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org> wrote:
> 
> On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 08:42:08PM +0900, Hoeun Ryu wrote:
>> 
>>> On Apr 12, 2017, at 3:02 PM, Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 02:01:59PM +0900, Hoeun Ryu wrote:
>>>> vm_area_add_early/vm_area_register_early() are used to reserve vmalloc area
>>>> during boot process and those virtually mapped areas are never unmapped.
>>>> So `OR` VM_STATIC flag to the areas in vmalloc_init() when importing
>>>> existing vmlist entries and prevent those areas from being removed from the
>>>> rbtree by accident.
>>> 
>>> How would they be removed "by accident"?
>> 
>> I don't mean actual use-cases, but I just want to make it robust against like programming errors.
> 
> Oh, ok.  The patch makes sense then, although the changelog could use
> a little update.

OK, I will.
Any other suggestions for code itself ?

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