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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Save PG_head_mask in VMCOREINFO
On Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:50:39 +0200
Petr Tesarik <ptesarik@suse.cz> wrote:

> To allow filtering of huge pages, makedumpfile must be able to
> identify them in the dump. This can be done by checking the
> appropriate page flag, so communicate its value to makedumpfile
> through the VMCOREINFO interface.
>
> There's only one small catch. Depending on how many page flags
> are available on a given architecture, this bit can be called
> PG_head or PG_compound.
>
> I sent a similar patch back in 2012, but Eric Biederman did not
> like using an #ifdef. So, this time I'm adding a common symbol
> (PG_head_mask) instead.

Any opinion on this patch?

TIA,
Petr T

> See https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/11/28/91 for the previous version.
>
> Signed-off-by: Petr Tesarik <ptesarik@suse.cz>
> ---
> include/linux/page-flags.h | 3 +++
> kernel/kexec.c | 1 +
> 2 files changed, 4 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/page-flags.h b/include/linux/page-flags.h
> index d1fe1a7..bc2007e 100644
> --- a/include/linux/page-flags.h
> +++ b/include/linux/page-flags.h
> @@ -348,6 +348,9 @@ static inline void ClearPageCompound(struct page
> *page) ClearPageHead(page);
> }
> #endif
> +
> +#define PG_head_mask ((1L << PG_head))
> +
> #else
> /*
> * Reduce page flag use as much as possible by overlapping
> diff --git a/kernel/kexec.c b/kernel/kexec.c
> index c8380ad..e6f3aec 100644
> --- a/kernel/kexec.c
> +++ b/kernel/kexec.c
> @@ -1622,6 +1622,7 @@ static int __init crash_save_vmcoreinfo_init(void)
> #ifdef CONFIG_MEMORY_FAILURE
> VMCOREINFO_NUMBER(PG_hwpoison);
> #endif
> + VMCOREINFO_NUMBER(PG_head_mask);
> VMCOREINFO_NUMBER(PAGE_BUDDY_MAPCOUNT_VALUE);
>
> arch_crash_save_vmcoreinfo();



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