[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] eal: change max hugepage sizes to 4

David Marchand david.marchand at redhat.com
Mon Aug 12 11:49:49 CEST 2019


On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 11:43 AM Burakov, Anatoly
<anatoly.burakov at intel.com> wrote:
> On 08-Aug-19 8:31 AM, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> > I would suggest to restrict the change to Arm only with an ifdef,
> > in order to limit the risk for this release.
> > We can think about a dynamic hugepage scan in the next release.
> >
>
> I don't see how this is necessary. The 3 is an arbitrary number here,
> and the ABI isn't broken as this is an internal structure. We could
> increase it to 16 for all i care, and it wouldn't make any difference to
> the rest of the code - we never populate more than we can find anyway.

I agree on the principle.
But at the time this popped up, we were really close to the release.
It seemed a way to mitigate any unforeseen issue by limiting to the
platform that was affected.


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David Marchand


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