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SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/35] lmb: prepare x86 to use lmb to replace early_res
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On Thu, 2010-05-13 at 17:19 -0700, Yinghai Lu wrote:
> 1. expose lmb_debug
> 2. expose lmb_reserved_init_regions
> 3. expose lmb_add_region
> 4. prection for include linux/lmb.h in mm/page_alloc.c and mm/bootmem.c
> 5. lmb_find_base() should return LMB_ERROR in one failing path.
> (this one cost me 3 hours !)
> 6. move LMB_ERROR to lmb.h

Oh well, let's start somewhere...

> Signed-off-by: Yinghai Lu <yinghai@kernel.org>
> ---
> include/linux/lmb.h | 4 ++++
> lib/lmb.c | 21 +++++++++------------
> 2 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/lmb.h b/include/linux/lmb.h
> index 6f8c4bd..7987766 100644
> --- a/include/linux/lmb.h
> +++ b/include/linux/lmb.h
> @@ -19,6 +19,7 @@
> #include <asm/lmb.h>
>
> #define INIT_LMB_REGIONS 128
> +#define LMB_ERROR (~(phys_addr_t)0)

Ok so this was meant to remain internal. You seem to want to expose a
whole lot of LMB internals, I suppose for your new arch/x86/lmb.c and I
really really don't like it.

If we expose LMB_ERROR then all lmb calls that can fail should return
that. However, the API calls all return 0 instead. Changing that means
fixing all callers.

We can't just have a mix bag of result code in stuff that is exposed.

If all you need LMB_ERROR is to expose lmb_find_area() and
lmb_add_region() then make the above __ and export a public variant of
it that returns 0.

But that's not the right approach. The right thing to do I believe is to
instead change LMB to use proper errno.h values.

For things like lmb_add_region(), return then as a negative int. For
things that return a phys_addr_t as well with a proper casting macro
since I -think- we can safely consider that phys addrs in the range
-PAGE_SIZE..-1 can be error codes. Just like we do for PTR_ERR etc...

This should be a separate patch btw.

I'm also not too happy with exposing lmb_add_region(). Why would you
ever need to expose it ? Just call lmb_reserve() if you want to reserve
something. lmb_add_region() is an internal function and has no business
being used outside of the main lmb.c file.

Also:

> /* Calculate new doubled size */
> old_size = type->max * sizeof(struct lmb_region);
> new_size = old_size << 1;
> @@ -206,7 +199,7 @@ static int lmb_double_array(struct lmb_type *type)
> new_array = kmalloc(new_size, GFP_KERNEL);
> addr = new_array == NULL ? LMB_ERROR : __pa(new_array);
> } else
> - addr = lmb_find_base(new_size, sizeof(phys_addr_t), 0, LMB_ALLOC_ACCESSIBLE);
> + addr = lmb_find_base(new_size, sizeof(struct lmb_region), 0, LMB_ALLOC_ACCESSIBLE);

Why this change ? Does it need to be aligned to the struct size ? if you
really want that and have a good justification, make this a separate
patch and explain why you are doing that in the changeset comment.

> if (addr == LMB_ERROR) {
> pr_err("lmb: Failed to double %s array from %ld to %ld entries !\n",
> lmb_type_name(type), type->max, type->max * 2);
> @@ -214,6 +207,10 @@ static int lmb_double_array(struct lmb_type *type)
> }
> new_array = __va(addr);
>
> + if (lmb_debug)
> + pr_info("lmb: %s array is doubled to %ld at %llx - %llx",
> + lmb_type_name(type), type->max * 2, (u64)addr, (u64)addr + new_size);
> +
> /* Found space, we now need to move the array over before
> * we add the reserved region since it may be our reserved
> * array itself that is full.
> @@ -249,7 +246,7 @@ extern int __weak lmb_memory_can_coalesce(phys_addr_t addr1, phys_addr_t size1,
> return 1;
> }

Cheers,
Ben.



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