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From: Russell King - ARM Linux admin <linux@armlinux.org.uk>
To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Linux ARM <linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org>,
	Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>,
	Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>,
	Rik van Riel <riel@surriel.com>,
	linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux-MM <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com>,
	Yafang Shao <laoar.shao@gmail.com>,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>, Roman Gushchin <guro@fb.com>,
	Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	kernel-team@fb.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] vfs: keep inodes with page cache off the inode shrinker LRU
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 08:50:04 +0000
Message-ID: <20200212085004.GL25745@shell.armlinux.org.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAHk-=wg1ZDADD3Vuw_sXhmBOrQ2xsp8YWxmtWiA6vG0RT-ZQ+A@mail.gmail.com>

On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 05:03:02PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 4:47 PM Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> >
> > What's the situation with highmem on ARM?
> 
> Afaik it's exactly the same as highmem on x86 - only 32-bit ARM ever
> needed it, and I was ranting at some people for repeating all the
> mistakes Intel did.
> 
> But arm64 doesn't need it, and while 32-bit arm is obviosuly still
> selling, I think that in many ways the switch-over to 64-bit has been
> quicker on ARM than it was on x86. Partly because it happened later
> (so all the 64-bit teething pains were dealt with), but largely
> because everybody ended up actively discouraging 32-bit on the Android
> side.
> 
> There were a couple of unfortunate early 32-bit arm server attempts,
> but they were - predictably - complete garbage and nobody bought them.
> They don't exist any more.
> 
> So at least my gut feel is that the arm people don't have any big
> reason to push for maintaining HIGHMEM support either.
> 
> But I'm adding a couple of arm people and the arm list just in case
> they have some input.
> 
> [ Obvious background for newly added people: we're talking about
> making CONFIG_HIGHMEM a deprecated feature and saying that if you want
> to run with lots of memory on a 32-bit kernel, you're doing legacy
> stuff and can use a legacy kernel ]

Well, the recent 32-bit ARM systems generally have more than 1G
of memory, so make use of highmem as a rule.  You're probably
talking about crippling support for any 32-bit ARM system produced
in the last 8 to 10 years.

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  reply index

Thread overview: 51+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-11 17:55 Johannes Weiner
2020-02-11 18:20 ` Johannes Weiner
2020-02-11 19:05 ` Rik van Riel
2020-02-11 19:31   ` Johannes Weiner
2020-02-11 23:44     ` Andrew Morton
2020-02-12  0:28       ` Linus Torvalds
2020-02-12  0:47         ` Andrew Morton
2020-02-12  1:03           ` Linus Torvalds
2020-02-12  8:50             ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin [this message]
2020-02-13  9:50               ` Lucas Stach
2020-02-13 16:52               ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-02-15 11:25                 ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-02-15 16:59                   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-02-16  9:44                     ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-02-16 19:54                       ` Chris Paterson
2020-02-16 20:38                         ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-02-20 14:35                           ` Chris Paterson
2020-02-26 18:04                 ` santosh.shilimkar
2020-02-26 21:01                   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-02-26 21:11                     ` santosh.shilimkar
2020-03-06 20:34                       ` Nishanth Menon
2020-03-07  1:08                         ` santosh.shilimkar
2020-03-08 10:58                         ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-08 14:19                           ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-03-09 13:33                             ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-09 14:04                               ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-03-09 15:04                                 ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-10  9:16                                   ` Michal Hocko
2020-03-09 15:59                           ` Catalin Marinas
2020-03-09 16:09                             ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-03-09 16:57                               ` Catalin Marinas
2020-03-09 19:46                               ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-11 14:29                                 ` Catalin Marinas
2020-03-11 16:59                                   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-11 17:26                                     ` Catalin Marinas
2020-03-11 22:21                                       ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-02-12  3:58         ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-02-12  8:09         ` Michal Hocko
2020-02-17 13:31         ` Pavel Machek
2020-02-12 16:35       ` Johannes Weiner
2020-02-12 18:26         ` Andrew Morton
2020-02-12 18:52           ` Johannes Weiner
2020-02-12 12:25 ` Yafang Shao
2020-02-12 16:42   ` Johannes Weiner
2020-02-13  1:47     ` Yafang Shao
2020-02-13 13:46       ` Johannes Weiner
2020-02-14  2:02         ` Yafang Shao
2020-02-13 18:34 ` [PATCH v2] " Johannes Weiner
2020-02-14 16:53 ` [PATCH] " kbuild test robot
2020-02-14 21:30 ` kbuild test robot
2020-02-14 21:30 ` [PATCH] vfs: fix boolreturn.cocci warnings kbuild test robot

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