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SubjectRe: [PATCH][v2] fork_init: fix division by zero
On Thu, 18 Dec 2008 10:47:50 +0300
Yuri Tikhonov <yur@emcraft.com> wrote:

> Hello Paul,
>
> On Friday 12 December 2008 03:48, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> > Andrew Morton writes:
> >
> > > > +#if (8 * THREAD_SIZE) > PAGE_SIZE
> > > > max_threads = mempages / (8 * THREAD_SIZE / PAGE_SIZE);
> > > > +#else
> > > > + max_threads = mempages * (PAGE_SIZE / (8 * THREAD_SIZE));
> > > > +#endif
> > >
> > > The expression you've chosen here can be quite inacccurate, because
> > > ((PAGE_SIZE / (8 * THREAD_SIZE)) is a small number. The way to
> > > preserve accuracy is
> >
> > The assumption is that THREAD_SIZE is a power of 2, as is PAGE_SIZE.
> >
> > I think Yuri should be increasing THREAD_SIZE for the larger page
> > sizes he's implementing, because we have on-stack arrays whose size
> > depends on the page size. I suspect that having THREAD_SIZE less than
> > 1/8 of PAGE_SIZE risks stack overflows, and the better fix is for Yuri
> > to make sure THREAD_SIZE is at least 1/8 of PAGE_SIZE. (In fact, more
> > may be needed - someone should work out what fraction is actually
> > needed.)
>
> Right, thanks for pointing this. I guess, I was just lucky since didn't run into
> problems with stack overflows. So, I agree that we should increase the
> THREAD_SIZE in case of 256KB pages up to 1/8 of PAGE_SIZE, that is up
> to 32KB.
>
> There is one more warning from the common code when I use 256KB pages:
>
> CC mm/shmem.o
> mm/shmem.c: In function 'shmem_truncate_range':
> mm/shmem.c:613: warning: division by zero
> mm/shmem.c:619: warning: division by zero
> mm/shmem.c:644: warning: division by zero
> mm/shmem.c: In function 'shmem_unuse_inode':
> mm/shmem.c:873: warning: division by zero
>
> The problem here is that ENTRIES_PER_PAGEPAGE becomes 0x1.0000.0000
> when PAGE_SIZE is 256K.
>
> How about the following fix ?
>
> diff --git a/mm/shmem.c b/mm/shmem.c
> index 0ed0752..99d7c91 100644
> --- a/mm/shmem.c
> +++ b/mm/shmem.c
> @@ -57,7 +57,7 @@
> #include <asm/pgtable.h>
>
> #define ENTRIES_PER_PAGE (PAGE_CACHE_SIZE/sizeof(unsigned long))
> -#define ENTRIES_PER_PAGEPAGE (ENTRIES_PER_PAGE*ENTRIES_PER_PAGE)
> +#define ENTRIES_PER_PAGEPAGE ((unsigned long long)ENTRIES_PER_PAGE*ENTRIES_PER_PAGE)
> #define BLOCKS_PER_PAGE (PAGE_CACHE_SIZE/512)
>
> #define SHMEM_MAX_INDEX (SHMEM_NR_DIRECT + (ENTRIES_PER_PAGEPAGE/2) * (ENTRIES_PER_PAGE+1))
> @@ -95,7 +95,7 @@ static unsigned long shmem_default_max_inodes(void)
> }
> #endif
>
> -static int shmem_getpage(struct inode *inode, unsigned long idx,
> +static int shmem_getpage(struct inode *inode, unsigned long long idx,
> struct page **pagep, enum sgp_type sgp, int *type);
>
> static inline struct page *shmem_dir_alloc(gfp_t gfp_mask)
> @@ -533,7 +533,7 @@ static void shmem_truncate_range(struct inode *inode, loff_t start, loff_t end)
> int punch_hole;
> spinlock_t *needs_lock;
> spinlock_t *punch_lock;
> - unsigned long upper_limit;
> + unsigned long long upper_limit;
>
> inode->i_ctime = inode->i_mtime = CURRENT_TIME;
> idx = (start + PAGE_CACHE_SIZE - 1) >> PAGE_CACHE_SHIFT;
> @@ -1175,7 +1175,7 @@ static inline struct mempolicy *shmem_get_sbmpol(struct shmem_sb_info *sbinfo)
> * vm. If we swap it in we mark it dirty since we also free the swap
> * entry since a page cannot live in both the swap and page cache
> */
> -static int shmem_getpage(struct inode *inode, unsigned long idx,
> +static int shmem_getpage(struct inode *inode, unsigned long long idx,
> struct page **pagep, enum sgp_type sgp, int *type)
> {
> struct address_space *mapping = inode->i_mapping;
>

Looks sane. But to apply this I'd prefer a changelog, a signoff and a
grunt from Hugh.

Thanks.


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