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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 06/10] CMA: generalize CMA reserved area management functionality
On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 04:13:11PM +0900, Minchan Kim wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 12:21:43PM +0900, Joonsoo Kim wrote:
> > Currently, there are two users on CMA functionality, one is the DMA
> > subsystem and the other is the kvm on powerpc. They have their own code
> > to manage CMA reserved area even if they looks really similar.
> > >From my guess, it is caused by some needs on bitmap management. Kvm side
> > wants to maintain bitmap not for 1 page, but for more size. Eventually it
> > use bitmap where one bit represents 64 pages.
> >
> > When I implement CMA related patches, I should change those two places
> > to apply my change and it seem to be painful to me. I want to change
> > this situation and reduce future code management overhead through
> > this patch.
> >
> > This change could also help developer who want to use CMA in their
> > new feature development, since they can use CMA easily without
> > copying & pasting this reserved area management code.
> >
> > In previous patches, we have prepared some features to generalize
> > CMA reserved area management and now it's time to do it. This patch
> > moves core functions to mm/cma.c and change DMA APIs to use
> > these functions.
> >
> > There is no functional change in DMA APIs.
> >
> > v2: There is no big change from v1 in mm/cma.c. Mostly renaming.
> >
> > Acked-by: Michal Nazarewicz <mina86@mina86.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com>
>
> Acutally, I want to remove bool return of cma_release but it's not
> a out of scope in this patchset.
>
> Acked-by: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>
>
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/base/Kconfig b/drivers/base/Kconfig
> > index 00e13ce..4eac559 100644
> > --- a/drivers/base/Kconfig
> > +++ b/drivers/base/Kconfig
> > @@ -283,16 +283,6 @@ config CMA_ALIGNMENT
> >
> > If unsure, leave the default value "8".
> >
> > -config CMA_AREAS
> > - int "Maximum count of the CMA device-private areas"
> > - default 7
> > - help
> > - CMA allows to create CMA areas for particular devices. This parameter
> > - sets the maximum number of such device private CMA areas in the
> > - system.
> > -
> > - If unsure, leave the default value "7".
> > -
> > endif
> >
> > endmenu
> > diff --git a/drivers/base/dma-contiguous.c b/drivers/base/dma-contiguous.c
> > index 9bc9340..f177f73 100644
> > --- a/drivers/base/dma-contiguous.c
> > +++ b/drivers/base/dma-contiguous.c
> > @@ -24,25 +24,10 @@
> >
> > #include <linux/memblock.h>
> > #include <linux/err.h>
> > -#include <linux/mm.h>
> > -#include <linux/mutex.h>
> > -#include <linux/page-isolation.h>
> > #include <linux/sizes.h>
> > -#include <linux/slab.h>
> > -#include <linux/swap.h>
> > -#include <linux/mm_types.h>
> > #include <linux/dma-contiguous.h>
> > #include <linux/log2.h>
>
> Should we remain log2.h in here?
>

We should remove it. I will fix it.

Thanks.



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