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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ARM: mm: Regarding section when dealing with meminfo
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On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 2:20 AM, Dave Hansen <dave@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-01-20 at 18:45 +0900, KyongHo Cho wrote:
>> Sparsemem allows that a bank of memory spans over several adjacent
>> sections if the start address and the end address of the bank
>> belong to different sections.
>> When gathering statictics of physical memory in mem_init() and
>> show_mem(), this possiblity was not considered.
>>
>> This patch guarantees that simple increasing the pointer to page
>> descriptors does not exceed the boundary of a section
> ...
>> diff --git a/arch/arm/mm/init.c b/arch/arm/mm/init.c
>> index 57c4c5c..6ccecbe 100644
>> --- a/arch/arm/mm/init.c
>> +++ b/arch/arm/mm/init.c
>> @@ -93,24 +93,38 @@ void show_mem(void)
>>
>>               pfn1 = bank_pfn_start(bank);
>>               pfn2 = bank_pfn_end(bank);
>> -
>> +#ifndef CONFIG_SPARSEMEM
>>               page = pfn_to_page(pfn1);
>>               end  = pfn_to_page(pfn2 - 1) + 1;
>> -
>> +#else
>> +             pfn2--;
>>               do {
>> -                     total++;
>> -                     if (PageReserved(page))
>> -                             reserved++;
>> -                     else if (PageSwapCache(page))
>> -                             cached++;
>> -                     else if (PageSlab(page))
>> -                             slab++;
>> -                     else if (!page_count(page))
>> -                             free++;
>> -                     else
>> -                             shared += page_count(page) - 1;
>> -                     page++;
>> -             } while (page < end);
>> +                     page = pfn_to_page(pfn1);
>> +                     if (pfn_to_section_nr(pfn1) < pfn_to_section_nr(pfn2)) {
>> +                             pfn1 += PAGES_PER_SECTION;
>> +                             pfn1 &= PAGE_SECTION_MASK;
>> +                     } else {
>> +                             pfn1 = pfn2;
>> +                     }
>> +                     end = pfn_to_page(pfn1) + 1;
>> +#endif
>
> This problem actually exists without sparsemem, too.  Discontigmem (at
> least) does it as well.
>

Actually, as long as a bank in meminfo only resides in a pgdat, no
problem happens
because there is no restriction of size of area in a pgdat.
That's why I just considered about sparsemem.

> The x86 version of show_mem() actually manages to do this without any
> #ifdefs, and works for a ton of configuration options.  It uses
> pfn_valid() to tell whether it can touch a given pfn.
>
> Long-term, it might be a good idea to convert arm's show_mem() over to
> use pgdat's like everything else.  But, for now, you should just be able
> to do something roughly like this:
>
> -               page = pfn_to_page(pfn1);
> -               end  = pfn_to_page(pfn2 - 1) + 1;
> -
> -               do {
> +               for (pfn = pfn1; pfn < pfn2; pfn++) {
> +                       if (!pfn_valid(pfn))
> +                               continue;
> +                       page = pfn_to_page(pfn);
> +
>                        total++;
>                        if (PageReserved(page))
>                                reserved++;
>                        else if (PageSwapCache(page))
>                                cached++;
>                        else if (PageSlab(page))
>                                slab++;
>                        else if (!page_count(page))
>                                free++;
>                        else
>                                shared += page_count(page) - 1;
>                        page++;
> -               } while (page < end);
> +               }
>
> That should work for sparsemem, or any other crazy memory models that we
> come up with.  pfn_to_page() is pretty quick, especially when doing it
> in a tight loop like that.
>

That's true.
I worried that pfn_to_page() in sparsemem is a bit slower than that in flatmem.
Moreover, the previous one didn't use pfn_to_page() but page++ for the
performance.
Nevertheless, I also think that pfn_to_page() make the code neat.
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