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SubjectRe: [PATCH] arch/tile: new multi-core architecture for Linux
On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 3:10 AM, Chris Metcalf <> wrote:
> On 5/20/2010 1:04 AM, Barry Song wrote:
>> On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 1:43 PM, Chris Metcalf <> wrote:
>>> --- linux-2.6.34/include/linux/mm.h     2010-05-16 17:17:36.000000000 -0400
>>> +++ tilera-source/include/linux/mm.h    2010-05-17 12:54:33.540145000 -0400
>>> @@ -592,7 +592,7 @@
>>>  static __always_inline void *lowmem_page_address(struct page *page)
>>>  {
>>> -       return __va(page_to_pfn(page) << PAGE_SHIFT);
>>> +       return __va((phys_addr_t)page_to_pfn(page) << PAGE_SHIFT);
>> Here doesn't make sense. you give a u64 type cast, but change the
>> meaning of pfn. Is pfn phys_addr_t? Anyway, page_to_pfn can be
>> re-fulfilled in your arch, but not change it in common code.
>> [...]
>> Your patch is not compilable, and the subject doesn't match well with
>> the content. I think you need re-organize patches.

Where does the blade_pci symbol come from? "No matches found" by a
grep. Is it exported in your local codes?
Why not just use #if CONFIG_TILE to cover your quirk_tile_blade. And
where is CONFIG_TILE?
I guess all will be explained by your arch codes, but this patch
depends on your arch codes, so it shouldn't be here by itself.

> Where do you see the compilation failure?  I tested this with the only
> other architecture I have handy (x86_64) and it built OK.  And by code
> inspection, <linux/mm.h> includes <linux/mm_types.h> includes
> <linux/types.h>, which always provides phys_addr_t suitably (based on
> In any case, a better solution might be to #include <linux/pfn.h> in
> <linux/mm.h> and write this function as:
> static __always_inline void *lowmem_page_address(struct page *page)
> {
>        return __va(PFN_PHYS(page_to_pfn(page));
> }
> Note that PFN_PHYS() is already defined to include the cast to
> phys_addr_t.  Jeremy Fitzhardinge added the cast in Sep 2008 with a
> comment that echoes this discussion:
>    generic: make PFN_PHYS explicitly return phys_addr_t
>    PFN_PHYS, as its name suggests, turns a pfn into a physical address.
>    However, it is a macro which just operates on its argument without
>    modifying its type.  pfns are typed unsigned long, but an unsigned
>    long may not be long enough to hold a physical address (32-bit systems
>    with more than 32 bits of physcial address).
>    Make sure we cast to phys_addr_t to return a complete result.
> Linus, does this seem like the right generic answer, or would it make
> more sense, as you suggested, to try to provide a new pfn_to_phys()
> function in the architecture-independent code?
> In any case, in the spirit of providing a complete answer, I'll provide
> a proper patch in a following email.
> --
> Chris Metcalf, Tilera Corp.
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