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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm/vmalloc: don't use vmalloc_end
(cc linux-ia64)

On Mon, 07 Dec 2009 16:24:03 +0000
"Jan Beulich" <JBeulich@novell.com> wrote:

> At least on ia64 vmalloc_end is a global variable that VMALLOC_END
> expands to. Hence having a local variable named vmalloc_end and
> initialized from VMALLOC_END won't work on such platforms. Rename
> these variables, and for consistency also rename vmalloc_start.
>

erk. So does 2.6.32's vmalloc() actually work correctly on ia64?

Perhaps vmalloc_end wasn't a well chosen name for an arch-specific
global variable.

arch/m68k/include/asm/pgtable_mm.h does the same thing. Did it break too?

> ---
> mm/vmalloc.c | 16 ++++++++--------
> 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
>
> --- linux-2.6.32/mm/vmalloc.c
> +++ 2.6.32-dont-use-vmalloc_end/mm/vmalloc.c
> @@ -2060,13 +2060,13 @@ static unsigned long pvm_determine_end(s
> struct vmap_area **pprev,
> unsigned long align)
> {
> - const unsigned long vmalloc_end = VMALLOC_END & ~(align - 1);
> + const unsigned long end = VMALLOC_END & ~(align - 1);
> unsigned long addr;
>
> if (*pnext)
> - addr = min((*pnext)->va_start & ~(align - 1), vmalloc_end);
> + addr = min((*pnext)->va_start & ~(align - 1), end);
> else
> - addr = vmalloc_end;
> + addr = end;
>
> while (*pprev && (*pprev)->va_end > addr) {
> *pnext = *pprev;
> @@ -2105,8 +2105,8 @@ struct vm_struct **pcpu_get_vm_areas(con
> const size_t *sizes, int nr_vms,
> size_t align, gfp_t gfp_mask)
> {
> - const unsigned long vmalloc_start = ALIGN(VMALLOC_START, align);
> - const unsigned long vmalloc_end = VMALLOC_END & ~(align - 1);
> + const unsigned long vstart = ALIGN(VMALLOC_START, align);
> + const unsigned long vend = VMALLOC_END & ~(align - 1);
> struct vmap_area **vas, *prev, *next;
> struct vm_struct **vms;
> int area, area2, last_area, term_area;
> @@ -2142,7 +2142,7 @@ struct vm_struct **pcpu_get_vm_areas(con
> }
> last_end = offsets[last_area] + sizes[last_area];
>
> - if (vmalloc_end - vmalloc_start < last_end) {
> + if (vend - vstart < last_end) {
> WARN_ON(true);
> return NULL;
> }
> @@ -2167,7 +2167,7 @@ retry:
> end = start + sizes[area];
>
> if (!pvm_find_next_prev(vmap_area_pcpu_hole, &next, &prev)) {
> - base = vmalloc_end - last_end;
> + base = vend - last_end;
> goto found;
> }
> base = pvm_determine_end(&next, &prev, align) - end;
> @@ -2180,7 +2180,7 @@ retry:
> * base might have underflowed, add last_end before
> * comparing.
> */
> - if (base + last_end < vmalloc_start + last_end) {
> + if (base + last_end < vstart + last_end) {
> spin_unlock(&vmap_area_lock);
> if (!purged) {
> purge_vmap_area_lazy();
>


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