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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/7] genalloc: track beginning of allocations
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On 06/03/18 15:19, Mike Rapoport wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 10:06:14PM +0200, Igor Stoppa wrote:

[...]

> If I'm not mistaken, several kernel-doc descriptions are duplicated now.
> Can you please keep a single copy? ;-)

What's the preferred approach?
Document the functions that are API in the .h file and leave in the .c
those which are not API?

[...]

>> + * The alignment at which to perform the research for sequence of empty
>
> ^ search?

yes

>> + * get_boundary() - verifies address, then measure length.
>
> There's some lack of consistency between the name and implementation and
> the description.
> It seems that it would be simpler to actually make it get_length() and
> return the length of the allocation or nentries if the latter is smaller.
> Then in gen_pool_free() there will be no need to recalculate nentries
> again.

There is an error in the documentation. I'll explain below.

>
>> * @map: pointer to a bitmap
>> - * @start: a bit position in @map
>> - * @nr: number of bits to set
>> + * @start_entry: the index of the first entry in the bitmap
>> + * @nentries: number of entries to alter
>
> Maybe: "maximal number of entries to check"?

No, it's actually the total number of entries in the chunk.

[...]

>> + return nentries - start_entry;
>
> Shouldn't it be "nentries + start_entry"?

And in the light of the correct comment, also what I am doing should be
now more clear:

* start_entry is the index of the initial entry
* nentries is the number of entries in the chunk

If I iterate over the rest of the chunk:

(i = start_entry + 1; i < nentries; i++)

without finding either another HEAD or an empty slot, then it means I
was measuring the length of the last allocation in the chunk, which was
taking up all the space, to the end.

Simple example:

- chunk with 7 entries -> nentries is 7
- start_entry is 2, meaning that the last allocation starts from the 3rd
element, iow it occupies indexes from 2 to 6, for a total of 5 entries
- so the length is (nentries - start_entry) = (7 - 2) = 5


But yeah, the kerneldoc was wrong.

[...]

>> - * gen_pool_alloc_algo - allocate special memory from the pool
>> + * gen_pool_alloc_algo() - allocate special memory from the pool
>
> + using specified algorithm

ok

>
>> * @pool: pool to allocate from
>> * @size: number of bytes to allocate from the pool
>> * @algo: algorithm passed from caller
>> @@ -285,14 +502,18 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(gen_pool_alloc);
>> * Uses the pool allocation function (with first-fit algorithm by default).
>
> "uses the provided @algo function to find room for the allocation"

ok

--
igor

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