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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: split e820 reserved entries record to late v4 - fix

    On Fri, 29 Aug 2008, Yinghai Lu wrote:
    > try to insert_resource second time, by expand the resource...

    I would hold off on this unless it's shown to actually be needed. And _if_
    it is needed, I would just make a new function for doing this all:

    That said, I think the insert_resource()/__insert_resource() change is
    pretty ok. However, it doesn't follow the rules, and is racy. The rules
    for resources are:

    - the "internal" version (with the "__" prepended) is static to
    resource.c, because it must not be called from outside, which is in
    turn because:

    - it must be called with the lock taken by the caller, because otherwise
    returning a "struct resource *" is racy - the resource is not protected
    by anything!

    So the "insert_resource_expand_to_fit()" thing would look something like

    void insert_resource_expand_to_fit(struct resource *root, struct resource *new)
    while (new->start && new->parent) {
    struct resource *conflict;

    conflict = __insert_resource(root, new);
    if (!conflict)
    if (conflict->start < new->start)
    new->start = conflict->start;
    if (conflict->end > new->end)
    new->end = conflict->end;

    but the above is obviously _totally_ untested.


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