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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] mm/zsmalloc: remove unnecessary check
On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 06:48:49AM +0000, Minchan Kim wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 01:33:26PM +0800, Ganesh Mahendran wrote:
> > Hello
> >
> > 2014-11-21 11:54 GMT+08:00 Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>:
> > > On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 09:21:56PM +0800, Mahendran Ganesh wrote:
> > >> ZS_SIZE_CLASSES is calc by:
> > >> ((ZS_MAX_ALLOC_SIZE - ZS_MIN_ALLOC_SIZE) / ZS_SIZE_CLASS_DELTA + 1)
> > >>
> > >> So when i is in [0, ZS_SIZE_CLASSES - 1), the size:
> > >> size = ZS_MIN_ALLOC_SIZE + i * ZS_SIZE_CLASS_DELTA
> > >> will not be greater than ZS_MAX_ALLOC_SIZE
> > >>
> > >> This patch removes the unnecessary check.
> > >
> > > It depends on ZS_MIN_ALLOC_SIZE.
> > > For example, we would change min to 8 but MAX is still 4096.
> > > ZS_SIZE_CLASSES is (4096 - 8) / 16 + 1 = 256 so 8 + 255 * 16 = 4088,
> > > which exceeds the max.
> > Here, 4088 is less than MAX(4096).
> >
> > ZS_SIZE_CLASSES = (MAX - MIN) / Delta + 1
> > So, I think the value of
> > MIN + (ZS_SIZE_CLASSES - 1) * Delta =
> > MIN + ((MAX - MIN) / Delta) * Delta =
> > MAX
> > will not exceed the MAX
>
> You're right. It was complext math for me.
> I should go back to elementary school.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Acked-by: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>

I catch a nasty cold but above my poor math makes me think more.
ZS_SIZE_CLASSES is broken. In above my example, current code cannot
allocate 4096 size class so we should correct ZS_SIZE_CLASSES
at first.

zs_size_classes = zs_max - zs_min / delta + 1;
if ((zs_max - zs_min) % delta)
zs_size_classes += 1;

Then, we need to code piece you removed.
As well, we need to fix below.

- area->vm_buf = (char *)__get_free_page(GFP_KERNEL);
+ area->vm_buf = kmalloc(ZS_MAX_ALLOC_SIZE);

Hope I am sane in this time :(


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