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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] vmalloc: simplify vread()/vwrite()
On Thu, 7 Jan 2010 13:24:03 +0800
Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 11:23:04AM +0800, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
> > On Thu, 07 Jan 2010 11:15:41 +0800
> > Huang Ying <ying.huang@intel.com> wrote:
> >
> > > > >
> > > > > > The page_is_ram() check is necessary because kmap_atomic() is not
> > > > > > designed to work with non-RAM pages.
> > > > > >
> > > > > I think page_is_ram() is not a complete method...on x86, it just check
> > > > > e820's memory range. checking VM_IOREMAP is better, I think.
> > > >
> > > > (double check) Not complete or not safe?
> > > >
> > > > EFI seems to not update e820 table by default. Ying, do you know why?
> > >
> > > In EFI system, E820 table is constructed from EFI memory map in boot
> > > loader, so I think you can rely on E820 table.
> > >
> > Yes, we can rely on. But concerns here is that we cannot get any
> > information of ioremap via e820 map.
> >
> > But yes,
> > == ioremap()
> > 140 for (pfn = phys_addr >> PAGE_SHIFT;
> > 141 (pfn << PAGE_SHIFT) < (last_addr & PAGE_MASK);
> > 142 pfn++) {
> > 143
> > 144 int is_ram = page_is_ram(pfn);
> > 145
> > 146 if (is_ram && pfn_valid(pfn) && !PageReserved(pfn_to_page(pfn)))
> > 147 return NULL;
> > 148 WARN_ON_ONCE(is_ram);
> > 149 }
> > ==
> > you'll get warned before access if "ram" area is remapped...
>
> Right.
>
> > But, about this patch, it seems that page_is_ram() is not free from architecture
> > dependecy.
>
> Yes this is a problem. We can provide a generic page_is_ram() as below.
> And could further convert the existing x86 (and others) page_is_ram()
> to be resource-based -- since at least for now the e820 table won't be
> updated on memory hotplug.
>
> Thanks,
> Fengguang

seems nice :)

Thanks,
-Kame

> ---
> include/linux/ioport.h | 2 ++
> kernel/resource.c | 18 ++++++++++++++++++
> 2 files changed, 20 insertions(+)
>
> --- linux-mm.orig/kernel/resource.c 2010-01-07 12:40:55.000000000 +0800
> +++ linux-mm/kernel/resource.c 2010-01-07 13:13:46.000000000 +0800
> @@ -297,6 +297,24 @@ int walk_system_ram_range(unsigned long
>
> #endif
>
> +static int __page_is_ram(unsigned long pfn, unsigned long nr_pages, void *arg)
> +{
> + int *is_ram = arg;
> +
> + *is_ram = 1;
> +
> + return 1;
> +}
> +
> +int __attribute__((weak)) page_is_ram(unsigned long pagenr)
> +{
> + int is_ram = 0;
> +
> + walk_system_ram_range(pagenr, 1, &is_ram, __page_is_ram);
> +
> + return is_ram;
> +}
> +
> /*
> * Find empty slot in the resource tree given range and alignment.
> */
> --- linux-mm.orig/include/linux/ioport.h 2010-01-07 13:11:43.000000000 +0800
> +++ linux-mm/include/linux/ioport.h 2010-01-07 13:12:37.000000000 +0800
> @@ -188,5 +188,7 @@ extern int
> walk_system_ram_range(unsigned long start_pfn, unsigned long nr_pages,
> void *arg, int (*func)(unsigned long, unsigned long, void *));
>
> +extern int page_is_ram(unsigned long pagenr);
> +
> #endif /* __ASSEMBLY__ */
> #endif /* _LINUX_IOPORT_H */
>



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