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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/8] v2 Add section count to memory_block struct
On 09/28/2010 04:31 AM, Robin Holt wrote:
> In the next patch, you introduce a mutex for adding/removing memory blocks.
> Is there really a need for this to be atomic? If you reorder the patches
> so the mutex comes first, would the atomic be needed any longer?
>

I think you're right. Looking at the code with all patches applied I am only
updating the atomic when holding the mem_sysfs_mutex. I think the atomic
could safely be changed to a regular int.

-Nathan

> Robin
>
> On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 02:22:24PM -0500, Nathan Fontenot wrote:
>> Add a section count property to the memory_block struct to track the number
>> of memory sections that have been added/removed from a memory block. This
>> allows us to know when the last memory section of a memory block has been
>> removed so we can remove the memory block.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Nathan Fontenot <nfont@austin.ibm.com>
>>
>> ---
>> drivers/base/memory.c | 16 ++++++++++------
>> include/linux/memory.h | 3 +++
>> 2 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
>>
>> Index: linux-next/drivers/base/memory.c
>> ===================================================================
>> --- linux-next.orig/drivers/base/memory.c 2010-09-27 09:17:20.000000000 -0500
>> +++ linux-next/drivers/base/memory.c 2010-09-27 09:31:35.000000000 -0500
>> @@ -478,6 +478,7 @@
>>
>> mem->phys_index = __section_nr(section);
>> mem->state = state;
>> + atomic_inc(&mem->section_count);
>> mutex_init(&mem->state_mutex);
>> start_pfn = section_nr_to_pfn(mem->phys_index);
>> mem->phys_device = arch_get_memory_phys_device(start_pfn);
>> @@ -505,12 +506,15 @@
>> struct memory_block *mem;
>>
>> mem = find_memory_block(section);
>> - unregister_mem_sect_under_nodes(mem);
>> - mem_remove_simple_file(mem, phys_index);
>> - mem_remove_simple_file(mem, state);
>> - mem_remove_simple_file(mem, phys_device);
>> - mem_remove_simple_file(mem, removable);
>> - unregister_memory(mem, section);
>> +
>> + if (atomic_dec_and_test(&mem->section_count)) {
>> + unregister_mem_sect_under_nodes(mem);
>> + mem_remove_simple_file(mem, phys_index);
>> + mem_remove_simple_file(mem, state);
>> + mem_remove_simple_file(mem, phys_device);
>> + mem_remove_simple_file(mem, removable);
>> + unregister_memory(mem, section);
>> + }
>>
>> return 0;
>> }
>> Index: linux-next/include/linux/memory.h
>> ===================================================================
>> --- linux-next.orig/include/linux/memory.h 2010-09-27 09:17:20.000000000 -0500
>> +++ linux-next/include/linux/memory.h 2010-09-27 09:22:56.000000000 -0500
>> @@ -19,10 +19,13 @@
>> #include <linux/node.h>
>> #include <linux/compiler.h>
>> #include <linux/mutex.h>
>> +#include <asm/atomic.h>
>>
>> struct memory_block {
>> unsigned long phys_index;
>> unsigned long state;
>> + atomic_t section_count;
>> +
>> /*
>> * This serializes all state change requests. It isn't
>> * held during creation because the control files are
>>
>>
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