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SubjectRe: Weirdness in __alloc_bootmem_node_high
On Fri 20-04-12 21:14:18, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 11:29:07AM -0700, Tejun Heo wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 05:55:02PM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > I just come across the following condition in __alloc_bootmem_node_high
> > > which I have hard times to understand. I guess it is a bug and we need
> > > something like the following. But, to be honest, I have no idea why we
> > > care about those 128MB above MAX_DMA32_PFN.
> > > ---
> > > mm/bootmem.c | 2 +-
> > > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/mm/bootmem.c b/mm/bootmem.c
> > > index 0131170..5adb072 100644
> > > --- a/mm/bootmem.c
> > > +++ b/mm/bootmem.c
> > > @@ -737,7 +737,7 @@ void * __init __alloc_bootmem_node_high(pg_data_t *pgdat, unsigned long size,
> > > /* update goal according ...MAX_DMA32_PFN */
> > > end_pfn = pgdat->node_start_pfn + pgdat->node_spanned_pages;
> > >
> > > - if (end_pfn > MAX_DMA32_PFN + (128 >> (20 - PAGE_SHIFT)) &&
> > > + if (end_pfn > MAX_DMA32_PFN + (128 << (20 - PAGE_SHIFT)) &&
> > > (goal >> PAGE_SHIFT) < MAX_DMA32_PFN) {
> > > void *ptr;
> > > unsigned long new_goal;
> >
> > Regardless of x86 not using it, this is a bug fix and this code path
> > seems to be used by mips at least.
>
> I took a quick look at this.
> __alloc_bootmem_node_high() is used in mm/sparse.c - but only
> if SPARSEMEM_VMEMMAP is enabled.

This is what I can see in the current (Linus) git:
./arch/sparc/Kconfig: select SPARSEMEM_VMEMMAP_ENABLE
./arch/powerpc/Kconfig: select SPARSEMEM_VMEMMAP_ENABLE
./arch/ia64/Kconfig: select SPARSEMEM_VMEMMAP_ENABLE
./arch/s390/Kconfig: select SPARSEMEM_VMEMMAP_ENABLE
./arch/s390/Kconfig: select SPARSEMEM_VMEMMAP
./arch/x86/Kconfig: select SPARSEMEM_VMEMMAP_ENABLE if X86_64

So there are more arches which enable SPARSEMEM_VMEMMAP so the function
is used. Or am I missing something?

--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs
SUSE LINUX s.r.o.
Lihovarska 1060/12
190 00 Praha 9
Czech Republic


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