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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 5/6] kcore: check physical memory range in correct way.
On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 05:19:27PM +0900, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
>From: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
>
>For /proc/kcore, each arch registers its memory range by kclist_add().
>In usual,
> - range of physical memory
> - range of vmalloc area
> - text, etc...
>are registered but "range of physical memory" has some troubles.
>
>It doesn't updated at memory hotplug and it tend to include
>unnecessary memory holes. Now, /proc/iomem (kernel/resource.c)
>includes required physical memory range information and it's
>properly updated at memory hotplug. Then, it's good to avoid
>using its own code(duplicating information) and to rebuild
>kclist for physical memory based on /proc/iomem.
>
>Note: IIUC, /proc/iomem information is used for kdump.
>
>Changelog: v2 -> v3
> - fixed HIGHMEM codes.(At least, no compile error)
> - enhnanced sanity chesk in !HIGHMEM codes. (See kclist_add_private())
> - after this, x86-32, ia64, sh, powerpc has no private kclist codes.
> x86-64 and mips still have some.


<snip>



>Index: mmotm-2.6.31-Jul16/include/linux/ioport.h
>===================================================================
>--- mmotm-2.6.31-Jul16.orig/include/linux/ioport.h
>+++ mmotm-2.6.31-Jul16/include/linux/ioport.h
>@@ -186,5 +186,13 @@ extern void __devm_release_region(struct
> extern int iomem_map_sanity_check(resource_size_t addr, unsigned long size);
> extern int iomem_is_exclusive(u64 addr);
>
>+/*
>+ * Walk through all SYSTEM_RAM which is registered as resource.
>+ * arg is (start_pfn, nr_pages, private_arg_pointer)
>+ */
>+extern int walk_memory_resource(unsigned long start_pfn,
>+ unsigned long nr_pages, void *arg,
>+ int (*func)(unsigned long, unsigned long, void *));
>+
> #endif /* __ASSEMBLY__ */
> #endif /* _LINUX_IOPORT_H */
>Index: mmotm-2.6.31-Jul16/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h
>===================================================================
>--- mmotm-2.6.31-Jul16.orig/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h
>+++ mmotm-2.6.31-Jul16/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h
>@@ -191,13 +191,6 @@ static inline void register_page_bootmem
>
> #endif /* ! CONFIG_MEMORY_HOTPLUG */
>
>-/*
>- * Walk through all memory which is registered as resource.
>- * arg is (start_pfn, nr_pages, private_arg_pointer)
>- */
>-extern int walk_memory_resource(unsigned long start_pfn,
>- unsigned long nr_pages, void *arg,
>- int (*func)(unsigned long, unsigned long, void *));


Why moving it? :)

>
> #ifdef CONFIG_MEMORY_HOTREMOVE
>
>Index: mmotm-2.6.31-Jul16/kernel/resource.c
>===================================================================
>--- mmotm-2.6.31-Jul16.orig/kernel/resource.c
>+++ mmotm-2.6.31-Jul16/kernel/resource.c
>@@ -234,7 +234,7 @@ int release_resource(struct resource *ol
>
> EXPORT_SYMBOL(release_resource);
>
>-#if defined(CONFIG_MEMORY_HOTPLUG) && !defined(CONFIG_ARCH_HAS_WALK_MEMORY)
>+#if !defined(CONFIG_ARCH_HAS_WALK_MEMORY)
> /*
> * Finds the lowest memory reosurce exists within [res->start.res->end)
> * the caller must specify res->start, res->end, res->flags.


Shouldn't this part be in patch 6/6 instead of this one?


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