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Date:   Thu, 13 Aug 2020 09:54:20 +0200
From:   Roger Pau Monné <roger.pau@...rix.com>
To:     Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>
CC:     <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Oleksandr Andrushchenko <oleksandr_andrushchenko@...m.com>,
        David Airlie <airlied@...ux.ie>,
        "Daniel Vetter" <daniel@...ll.ch>,
        Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@...cle.com>,
        Juergen Gross <jgross@...e.com>,
        Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@...nel.org>,
        Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>, Wei Liu <wl@....org>,
        "Yan Yankovskyi" <yyankovskyi@...il.com>,
        <dri-devel@...ts.freedesktop.org>,
        <xen-devel@...ts.xenproject.org>, <linux-mm@...ck.org>,
        David Hildenbrand <david@...hat.com>,
        Michal Hocko <mhocko@...nel.org>,
        Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 2/2] xen: add helpers to allocate unpopulated memory

On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 08:33:37AM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 11:44:47AM +0200, Roger Pau Monne wrote:
> > If enabled (because ZONE_DEVICE is supported) the usage of the new
> > functionality untangles Xen balloon and RAM hotplug from the usage of
> > unpopulated physical memory ranges to map foreign pages, which is the
> > correct thing to do in order to avoid mappings of foreign pages depend
> > on memory hotplug.
> 
> So please just select ZONE_DEVICE if this is so much better rather
> than maintaining two variants.

We still need to other variant for Arm at least, so both need to be
maintained anyway, even if we force ZONE_DEVICE on x86.

Thanks, Roger.

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