From: Linuxppc-dev Till Smejkal
> Sent: 13 March 2017 22:14
> The only way until now to create a new memory map was via the exported
> function 'mm_alloc'. Unfortunately, this function not only allocates a new
> memory map, but also completely initializes it. However, with the
> introduction of first class virtual address spaces, some initialization
> steps done in 'mm_alloc' are not applicable to the memory maps needed for
> this feature and hence would lead to errors in the kernel code.
> Instead of introducing a new function that can allocate and initialize
> memory maps for first class virtual address spaces and potentially
> duplicate some code, I decided to split the mm_alloc function as well as
> the 'mm_init' function that it uses.
> Now there are four functions exported instead of only one. The new
> 'mm_alloc' function only allocates a new mm_struct and zeros it out. If one
> want to have the old behavior of mm_alloc one can use the newly introduced
> function 'mm_alloc_and_setup' which not only allocates a new mm_struct but
> also fully initializes it.

That looks like bugs waiting to happen.
You need unchanged code to fail to compile.


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