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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/7] genalloc: track beginning of allocations
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On March 7, 2018 4:48:25 PM GMT+02:00, Igor Stoppa <igor.stoppa@huawei.com> wrote:
>
>
>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?

I aggree with Matthew: "we usually recommend putting it with the definition so it's more likely to be updated."

I couldn't find the doc with this recommendation, though :)


>[...]
>
>>> + * 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

--
Sincerely yours,
Mike.

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