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

Thomas Monjalon thomas at monjalon.net
Mon Aug 12 12:01:21 CEST 2019

12/08/2019 11:49, David Marchand:
> 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.

Exactly, we were extra cautious.

Please increase the value for everybody, thanks.

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