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SubjectRe: [PATCH resend] mm: get rid of CONFIG_STACK_GROWSUP || CONFIG_IA64
Hi Michal,

On Tue, 3 May 2011, Michal Hocko wrote:

> Hi Andrew,
> the patch bellow probably got lost in the huge "parisc crashes with slub"
> thread triggered by my earlier clean up in this area so I am resending
> it standalone.
> ---
> From 2e79c7e73a39a09389a84a8f37eb2a2f2f2859f5 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz>
> Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 11:11:41 +0200
> Subject: [PATCH] mm: get rid of CONFIG_STACK_GROWSUP || CONFIG_IA64
>
> IA64 needs some trickery for Register Backing Store so we have to
> export expand_stack_upwards for it even though the architecture expands
> its stack downwards normally.
> We have defined VM_GROWSUP which is defined only for the above
> configuration so let's use it everywhere rather than hardcoded
> CONFIG_STACK_GROWSUP || CONFIG_IA64
>
> Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz>

Sorry to be negative, but this seems more clever than helpful to me:
it does not optimize anything (apart from saving a few bytes in mm/mmap.c
itself), obscures the special IA64 case, and relies upon the ways in which
we happen to define VM_GROWSUP elsewhere.

Not a nack: others may well disagree with me.

And, though I didn't find time to comment on your later "symmetrical"
patch before it went into mmotm, I didn't see how renaming expand_downwards
and expand_upwards to expand_stack_downwards and expand_stack_upwards was
helpful either - needless change, and you end up using expand_stack_upwards
on something which is not (what we usually call) the stack.

Now, if you're looking to make a nice cleanup, how about getting rid
of find_vma_prev(), which Linus made redundant when he suddenly added
vm_prev in 2.6.36? There's at least one place where I apologize for
its expense in a BUG_ON, I'd be glad to see that killed off.

Hey, but it's certainly not for me to assign work to you!

Hugh

> ---
> mm/mmap.c | 4 ++--
> 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/mm/mmap.c b/mm/mmap.c
> index 29c68b0..3ff9edf 100644
> --- a/mm/mmap.c
> +++ b/mm/mmap.c
> @@ -1726,7 +1726,7 @@ static int acct_stack_growth(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long size, uns
> return 0;
> }
>
> -#if defined(CONFIG_STACK_GROWSUP) || defined(CONFIG_IA64)
> +#if VM_GROWSUP
> /*
> * PA-RISC uses this for its stack; IA64 for its Register Backing Store.
> * vma is the last one with address > vma->vm_end. Have to extend vma.
> @@ -1777,7 +1777,7 @@ int expand_stack_upwards(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long address)
> khugepaged_enter_vma_merge(vma);
> return error;
> }
> -#endif /* CONFIG_STACK_GROWSUP || CONFIG_IA64 */
> +#endif /* VM_GROWSUP */
>
> /*
> * vma is the first one with address < vma->vm_start. Have to extend vma.
> --
> 1.7.4.4


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