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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 06/10] CMA: generalize CMA reserved area management functionality
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Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com> writes:

> 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>
>

.....

> +
> + mask = cma_bitmap_aligned_mask(cma, align);
> + bitmap_maxno = cma_bitmap_maxno(cma);
> + nr_bits = cma_bitmap_pages_to_bits(cma, count);
> +
> + for (;;) {
> + mutex_lock(&cma->lock);
> + bitmapno = bitmap_find_next_zero_area(cma->bitmap,
> + bitmap_maxno, start, nr_bits, mask);
> + if (bitmapno >= bitmap_maxno) {
> + mutex_unlock(&cma->lock);
> + break;
> + }
> + bitmap_set(cma->bitmap, bitmapno, nr_bits);
> + /*
> + * It's safe to drop the lock here. We've marked this region for
> + * our exclusive use. If the migration fails we will take the
> + * lock again and unmark it.
> + */
> + mutex_unlock(&cma->lock);
> +
> + pfn = cma->base_pfn + (bitmapno << cma->order_per_bit);
> + mutex_lock(&cma_mutex);
> + ret = alloc_contig_range(pfn, pfn + count, MIGRATE_CMA);
> + mutex_unlock(&cma_mutex);
> + if (ret == 0) {
> + page = pfn_to_page(pfn);
> + break;
> + } else if (ret != -EBUSY) {
> + clear_cma_bitmap(cma, pfn, count);
> + break;
> + }
> +


For setting bit map we do
bitmap_set(cma->bitmap, bitmapno, nr_bits);
alloc_contig()..
if (error)
clear_cma_bitmap(cma, pfn, count);

Why ?

why not bitmap_clear() ?

-aneesh



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