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Subject[PATCH 4/5] linear reclaim add pfn_valid_within for zone holes
linear reclaim add pfn_valid_within for zone holes

Generally we work under the assumption that memory the mem_map array
is contigious and valid out to MAX_ORDER blocks. When this is not
true we much check each and every reference we make from a pfn.
Add a pfn_valid_within() which should be used when checking pages
within a block when we have already checked the validility of the
block normally. This can then be optimised away when we have holes.

Added in: V1

Signed-off-by: Andy Whitcroft <>
diff --git a/include/linux/mmzone.h b/include/linux/mmzone.h
index 3d31354..8c09638 100644
--- a/include/linux/mmzone.h
+++ b/include/linux/mmzone.h
@@ -680,6 +680,18 @@ #endif
void memory_present(int nid, unsigned long start, unsigned long end);
unsigned long __init node_memmap_size_bytes(int, unsigned long, unsigned long);

+ * If we have holes within zones (smaller than MAX_ORDER) then we need
+ * to check pfn validility within MAX_ORDER blocks. pfn_valid_within
+ * should be used in this case; we optimise this away when we have
+ * no holes.
+ */
+#define pfn_valid_within(pfn) pfn_valid(pfn)
+#define pfn_valid_within(pfn) (1)
#endif /* !__ASSEMBLY__ */
#endif /* __KERNEL__ */
#endif /* _LINUX_MMZONE_H */
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