lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2007]   [Sep]   [19]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
From
SubjectRe: [03/17] is_vmalloc_addr(): Check if an address is within the vmalloc boundaries
Date
On 19 Sep 2007, at 07:32, David Rientjes wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Sep 2007, Christoph Lameter wrote:
>> Index: linux-2.6/include/linux/mm.h
>> ===================================================================
>> --- linux-2.6.orig/include/linux/mm.h 2007-09-17
>> 21:46:06.000000000 -0700
>> +++ linux-2.6/include/linux/mm.h 2007-09-17 23:56:54.000000000 -0700
>> @@ -1158,6 +1158,14 @@ static inline unsigned long vma_pages(st
>> return (vma->vm_end - vma->vm_start) >> PAGE_SHIFT;
>> }
>>
>> +/* Determine if an address is within the vmalloc range */
>> +static inline int is_vmalloc_addr(const void *x)
>> +{
>> + unsigned long addr = (unsigned long)x;
>> +
>> + return addr >= VMALLOC_START && addr < VMALLOC_END;
>> +}
>
> This breaks on i386 because VMALLOC_END is defined in terms of
> PKMAP_BASE
> in the CONFIG_HIGHMEM case.

That is incorrect. This works perfectly on i386 and on ALL
architectures supported by Linux. A lot of places in the kernel
already do this today (mostly hand coded though, eg XFS and NTFS)...

There even is such a function already in mm/
sparse.c::vaddr_in_vmalloc_area() with pretty identical content. I
would suggest either this new inline should go away completely and
use the existing one and export it or the existing one should go away
and the inline should be used. It seems silly to have two functions
with different names doing exactly the same thing!

Best regards,

Anton
--
Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at cam.ac.uk> (replace at with @)
Unix Support, Computing Service, University of Cambridge, CB2 3QH, UK
Linux NTFS maintainer, http://www.linux-ntfs.org/


-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2007-09-19 09:27    [from the cache]
©2003-2014 Jasper Spaans. Advertise on this site