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Subject[PATCHv2 06/10] zram: remove max_num_devices limitation
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Limiting the number of zram devices to 32 (default max_num_devices value)
is confusing, let's drop it. A user with 2TB or 4TB of RAM, for example,
can request as many devices as he can handle.

Signed-off-by: Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@gmail.com>
---
Documentation/blockdev/zram.txt | 8 +++++++-
drivers/block/zram/zram_drv.c | 8 +-------
drivers/block/zram/zram_drv.h | 6 ------
3 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/blockdev/zram.txt b/Documentation/blockdev/zram.txt
index bef4998..2ccc741 100644
--- a/Documentation/blockdev/zram.txt
+++ b/Documentation/blockdev/zram.txt
@@ -19,7 +19,9 @@ Following shows a typical sequence of steps for using zram.
1) Load Module:
modprobe zram num_devices=4
This creates 4 devices: /dev/zram{0,1,2,3}
- (num_devices parameter is optional. Default: 1)
+
+num_devices parameter is optional and tells zram how many devices should be
+pre-created. Default: 1.

2) Set max number of compression streams
Compression backend may use up to max_comp_streams compression streams,
@@ -128,6 +130,7 @@ mem_limit RW the maximum amount of memory ZRAM can use to store
num_migrated RO the number of objects migrated migrated by compaction
compact WO trigger memory compaction

+
WARNING
=======
per-stat sysfs attributes are considered to be deprecated.
@@ -149,6 +152,7 @@ File /sys/block/zram<id>/stat
Represents block layer statistics. Read Documentation/block/stat.txt for
details.

+
File /sys/block/zram<id>/io_stat

The stat file represents device's I/O statistics not accounted by block
@@ -160,6 +164,7 @@ whitespace:
invalid_io
notify_free

+
File /sys/block/zram<id>/mm_stat

The stat file represents device's mm statistics. It consists of a single
@@ -172,6 +177,7 @@ line of text and contains the following stats separated by whitespace:
zero_pages
num_migrated

+
8) Deactivate:
swapoff /dev/zram0
umount /dev/zram1
diff --git a/drivers/block/zram/zram_drv.c b/drivers/block/zram/zram_drv.c
index e526fe1..c2d9b76 100644
--- a/drivers/block/zram/zram_drv.c
+++ b/drivers/block/zram/zram_drv.c
@@ -1288,12 +1288,6 @@ static int __init zram_init(void)
{
int ret, dev_id;

- if (num_devices > max_num_devices) {
- pr_warn("Invalid value for num_devices: %u\n",
- num_devices);
- return -EINVAL;
- }
-
zram_major = register_blkdev(0, "zram");
if (zram_major <= 0) {
pr_warn("Unable to get major number\n");
@@ -1323,7 +1317,7 @@ module_init(zram_init);
module_exit(zram_exit);

module_param(num_devices, uint, 0);
-MODULE_PARM_DESC(num_devices, "Number of zram devices");
+MODULE_PARM_DESC(num_devices, "Number of pre-created zram devices");

MODULE_LICENSE("Dual BSD/GPL");
MODULE_AUTHOR("Nitin Gupta <ngupta@vflare.org>");
diff --git a/drivers/block/zram/zram_drv.h b/drivers/block/zram/zram_drv.h
index 570c598..042994e 100644
--- a/drivers/block/zram/zram_drv.h
+++ b/drivers/block/zram/zram_drv.h
@@ -20,12 +20,6 @@

#include "zcomp.h"

-/*
- * Some arbitrary value. This is just to catch
- * invalid value for num_devices module parameter.
- */
-static const unsigned max_num_devices = 32;
-
/*-- Configurable parameters */

/*
--
2.4.0.rc2


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