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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] mm/zsmalloc.c: check encoded object value overflow for PAE
On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 10:27:44PM -0300, Rafael David Tinoco wrote:
> On 32-bit systems, zsmalloc uses HIGHMEM and, when PAE is enabled, the
> physical frame number might be so big that zsmalloc obj encoding (to
> location) will break IF architecture does not re-define
> MAX_PHYSMEM_BITS, causing:

I think there's a deeper problem here - a misunderstanding of what
MAX_PHYSMEM_BITS is.

MAX_PHYSMEM_BITS is a definition for sparsemem, and is only visible
when sparsemem is enabled. When sparsemem is disabled, asm/sparsemem.h
is not included (and should not be included) which means there is no
MAX_PHYSMEM_BITS definition.

I don't think zsmalloc.c should be (ab)using MAX_PHYSMEM_BITS, and
your description above makes it sound like you expect it to always be
defined.

If we want to have a definition for this, we shouldn't be playing
fragile games like:

#ifndef MAX_POSSIBLE_PHYSMEM_BITS
#ifdef MAX_PHYSMEM_BITS
#define MAX_POSSIBLE_PHYSMEM_BITS MAX_PHYSMEM_BITS
#else
/*
* If this definition of MAX_PHYSMEM_BITS is used, OBJ_INDEX_BITS will just
* be PAGE_SHIFT
*/
#define MAX_POSSIBLE_PHYSMEM_BITS BITS_PER_LONG
#endif
#endif

but instead insist that MAX_PHYSMEM_BITS is defined _everywhere_.

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