[PATCH 205/270] Staging: android: binder: Allow using highmem for binder buffers

Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski herton.krzesinski at canonical.com
Mon Nov 26 16:58:15 UTC 2012

3.5.7u1 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: =?UTF-8?q?Arve=20Hj=C3=B8nnev=C3=A5g?= <arve at android.com>

commit 585650dcec88e704a19bb226a34b6a7166111623 upstream.

The default kernel mapping for the pages allocated for the binder
buffers is never used. Set the __GFP_HIGHMEM flag when allocating
these pages so we don't needlessly use low memory pages that may
be required elsewhere.

Signed-off-by: Arve Hjønnevåg <arve at android.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski at canonical.com>
 drivers/staging/android/binder.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/staging/android/binder.c b/drivers/staging/android/binder.c
index 80acd0e..223639a 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/android/binder.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/android/binder.c
@@ -655,7 +655,7 @@ static int binder_update_page_range(struct binder_proc *proc, int allocate,
 		page = &proc->pages[(page_addr - proc->buffer) / PAGE_SIZE];
-		*page = alloc_page(GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_ZERO);
+		*page = alloc_page(GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_HIGHMEM | __GFP_ZERO);
 		if (*page == NULL) {
 			printk(KERN_ERR "binder: %d: binder_alloc_buf failed "
 			       "for page at %p\n", proc->pid, page_addr);

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