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Subject[PATCH 2/2] make new alloc_pages_exact()
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What I really wanted in the end was a highmem-capable alloc_pages_exact(),
so here it is.

It's a bit unfortunate that we have __free_pages_exact() and
free_pages_exact(), but that mess already exists with __free_pages()
vs. free_pages_exact(). So, at worst, this mirrors the mess that we
already have.

I'm also a bit worried that I've not put in something named
alloc_pages_exact(), but that behaves differently than it did before this
set. I got all of the in-tree cases, but I'm a bit worried about
stragglers elsewhere. So, I'm calling this __alloc_pages_exact() for
the moment. We can take out the __ some day if it bothers people.

Note that the __get_free_pages() has a !GFP_HIGHMEM check. Now that
we are using alloc_pages_exact() instead of __get_free_pages() for
get_free_pages_exact(), we had to add a new check in
get_free_pages_exact().

This has been compile and boot tested, and I checked that

echo 2 > /sys/kernel/profiling

still works, since it uses get_free_pages_exact().

Signed-off-by: Dave Hansen <dave@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
---

linux-2.6.git-dave/drivers/video/pxafb.c | 4 -
linux-2.6.git-dave/include/linux/gfp.h | 4 +
linux-2.6.git-dave/kernel/profile.c | 4 -
linux-2.6.git-dave/mm/page_alloc.c | 81 +++++++++++++++++++++++--------
4 files changed, 69 insertions(+), 24 deletions(-)

diff -puN include/linux/gfp.h~make_new_alloc_pages_exact include/linux/gfp.h
--- linux-2.6.git/include/linux/gfp.h~make_new_alloc_pages_exact 2011-04-07 08:41:08.158387017 -0700
+++ linux-2.6.git-dave/include/linux/gfp.h 2011-04-07 08:41:08.174387016 -0700
@@ -351,6 +351,10 @@ extern struct page *alloc_pages_vma(gfp_
extern unsigned long __get_free_pages(gfp_t gfp_mask, unsigned int order);
extern unsigned long get_zeroed_page(gfp_t gfp_mask);

+/* 'struct page' version */
+struct page *__alloc_pages_exact(gfp_t, size_t);
+void __free_pages_exact(struct page *, size_t);
+/* virtual address version */
void *get_free_pages_exact(gfp_t gfp_mask, size_t size);
void free_pages_exact(void *virt, size_t size);

diff -puN mm/page_alloc.c~make_new_alloc_pages_exact mm/page_alloc.c
--- linux-2.6.git/mm/page_alloc.c~make_new_alloc_pages_exact 2011-04-07 08:41:08.162387016 -0700
+++ linux-2.6.git-dave/mm/page_alloc.c 2011-04-07 09:44:33.937537711 -0700
@@ -2318,36 +2318,83 @@ void free_pages(unsigned long addr, unsi
EXPORT_SYMBOL(free_pages);

/**
- * get_free_pages_exact - allocate an exact number physically-contiguous pages.
+ * __alloc_pages_exact - allocate an exact number physically-contiguous pages.
* @gfp_mask: GFP flags for the allocation
* @size: the number of bytes to allocate
+ * returns: struct page for allocated memory
*
- * This function is similar to __get_free_pages(), except that it allocates the
- * minimum number of pages to satisfy the request. get_free_pages() can only
+ * This function is similar to alloc_pages(), except that it allocates the
+ * minimum number of pages to satisfy the request. alloc_pages() can only
* allocate memory in power-of-two pages.
*
* This function is also limited by MAX_ORDER.
*
* Memory allocated by this function must be released by free_pages_exact().
*/
-void *get_free_pages_exact(gfp_t gfp_mask, size_t size)
+struct page *__alloc_pages_exact(gfp_t gfp_mask, size_t size)
{
unsigned int order = get_order(size);
- unsigned long addr;
+ struct page *page;

- addr = __get_free_pages(gfp_mask, order);
- if (addr) {
- unsigned long alloc_end = addr + (PAGE_SIZE << order);
- unsigned long used = addr + PAGE_ALIGN(size);
+ page = alloc_pages(gfp_mask, order);
+ if (page) {
+ struct page *alloc_end = page + (1 << order);
+ struct page *used = page + PAGE_ALIGN(size)/PAGE_SIZE;

- split_page(virt_to_page((void *)addr), order);
+ split_page(page, order);
while (used < alloc_end) {
- free_page(used);
- used += PAGE_SIZE;
+ __free_page(used);
+ used++;
}
}

- return (void *)addr;
+ return page;
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(__alloc_pages_exact);
+
+/**
+ * __free_pages_exact - release memory allocated via __alloc_pages_exact()
+ * @virt: the value returned by alloc_pages_exact().
+ * @size: size of allocation, same value as passed to __alloc_pages_exact().
+ *
+ * Release the memory allocated by a previous call to __alloc_pages_exact().
+ */
+void __free_pages_exact(struct page *page, size_t size)
+{
+ struct page *end = page + PAGE_ALIGN(size)/PAGE_SIZE;
+
+ while (page < end) {
+ __free_page(page);
+ page++;
+ }
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(__free_pages_exact);
+
+/**
+ * get_free_pages_exact - allocate an exact number physically-contiguous pages.
+ * @gfp_mask: GFP flags for the allocation
+ * @size: the number of bytes to allocate
+ * returns: virtual address of allocated memory
+ *
+ * This function is similar to __get_free_pages(), except that it allocates the
+ * minimum number of pages to satisfy the request. get_free_pages() can only
+ * allocate memory in power-of-two pages.
+ *
+ * This function is also limited by MAX_ORDER.
+ *
+ * Memory allocated by this function must be released by free_pages_exact().
+ */
+void *get_free_pages_exact(gfp_t gfp_mask, size_t size)
+{
+ struct page *page;
+
+ /* If we are using page_address(), we can not allow highmem */
+ VM_BUG_ON((gfp_mask & __GFP_HIGHMEM) != 0);
+
+ page = __alloc_pages_exact(gfp_mask, size);
+ if (page)
+ return (void *) page_address(page);
+ return NULL;
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL(get_free_pages_exact);

@@ -2360,13 +2407,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(get_free_pages_exact);
*/
void free_pages_exact(void *virt, size_t size)
{
- unsigned long addr = (unsigned long)virt;
- unsigned long end = addr + PAGE_ALIGN(size);
-
- while (addr < end) {
- free_page(addr);
- addr += PAGE_SIZE;
- }
+ __free_pages_exact(virt_to_page(virt), size);
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL(free_pages_exact);

diff -puN kernel/profile.c~make_new_alloc_pages_exact kernel/profile.c
--- linux-2.6.git/kernel/profile.c~make_new_alloc_pages_exact 2011-04-07 08:41:08.166387016 -0700
+++ linux-2.6.git-dave/kernel/profile.c 2011-04-07 09:42:16.393582339 -0700
@@ -121,8 +121,8 @@ int __ref profile_init(void)
if (prof_buffer)
return 0;

- prof_buffer = get_free_pages_exact(buffer_bytes,
- GFP_KERNEL|__GFP_ZERO|__GFP_NOWARN);
+ prof_buffer = get_free_pages_exact(GFP_KERNEL|__GFP_ZERO|__GFP_NOWARN,
+ buffer_bytes);
if (prof_buffer)
return 0;

diff -puN mm/swapfile.c~make_new_alloc_pages_exact mm/swapfile.c
diff -L git -puN /dev/null /dev/null
diff -puN include/linux/page-flags.h~make_new_alloc_pages_exact include/linux/page-flags.h
diff -puN drivers/video/pxafb.c~make_new_alloc_pages_exact drivers/video/pxafb.c
--- linux-2.6.git/drivers/video/pxafb.c~make_new_alloc_pages_exact 2011-04-07 09:42:40.805576050 -0700
+++ linux-2.6.git-dave/drivers/video/pxafb.c 2011-04-07 09:44:02.357555082 -0700
@@ -905,8 +905,8 @@ static int __devinit pxafb_overlay_map_v
/* We assume that user will use at most video_mem_size for overlay fb,
* anyway, it's useless to use 16bpp main plane and 24bpp overlay
*/
- ofb->video_mem = get_free_pages_exact(PAGE_ALIGN(pxafb->video_mem_size),
- GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_ZERO);
+ ofb->video_mem = get_free_pages_exact(GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_ZERO,
+ PAGE_ALIGN(pxafb->video_mem_size));
if (ofb->video_mem == NULL)
return -ENOMEM;

_

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