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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 5/6] kcore: check physical memory range in correct way.
On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 08:58:10AM +0900, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
>On Tue, 28 Jul 2009 18:24:11 +0800
>Amerigo Wang <xiyou.wangcong@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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? :)
>>
>Ah, this declaration is in memory_hotplug.h because it's only for memory
>hotplug. For generic use, it's better to move this to iomem.h as other
>resource related ops, I think.
>


Ok, it's better if you can put this in your changelog. ;)


>
>
>> >
>> > #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?
>>
>Hmm, ok, I'll reorder 5/6 and 6/6 and define walk_system_ram_range() before
>this patch.

Thank you for keeping working on this! :)


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