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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/4] mm: change type of free_contig_range(nr_pages) to unsigned long
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On 05/18/2018 02:12 AM, Vlastimil Babka wrote:
> On 05/04/2018 01:29 AM, Mike Kravetz wrote:
>> free_contig_range() is currently defined as:
>> void free_contig_range(unsigned long pfn, unsigned nr_pages);
>> change to,
>> void free_contig_range(unsigned long pfn, unsigned long nr_pages);
>>
>> Some callers are passing a truncated unsigned long today. It is
>> highly unlikely that these values will overflow an unsigned int.
>> However, this should be changed to an unsigned long to be consistent
>> with other page counts.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@oracle.com>
>> ---
>> include/linux/gfp.h | 2 +-
>> mm/cma.c | 2 +-
>> mm/hugetlb.c | 2 +-
>> mm/page_alloc.c | 6 +++---
>> 4 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/include/linux/gfp.h b/include/linux/gfp.h
>> index 1a4582b44d32..86a0d06463ab 100644
>> --- a/include/linux/gfp.h
>> +++ b/include/linux/gfp.h
>> @@ -572,7 +572,7 @@ static inline bool pm_suspended_storage(void)
>> /* The below functions must be run on a range from a single zone. */
>> extern int alloc_contig_range(unsigned long start, unsigned long end,
>> unsigned migratetype, gfp_t gfp_mask);
>> -extern void free_contig_range(unsigned long pfn, unsigned nr_pages);
>> +extern void free_contig_range(unsigned long pfn, unsigned long nr_pages);
>> #endif
>>
>> #ifdef CONFIG_CMA
>> diff --git a/mm/cma.c b/mm/cma.c
>> index aa40e6c7b042..f473fc2b7cbd 100644
>> --- a/mm/cma.c
>> +++ b/mm/cma.c
>> @@ -563,7 +563,7 @@ bool cma_release(struct cma *cma, const struct page *pages, unsigned int count)
>>
>> VM_BUG_ON(pfn + count > cma->base_pfn + cma->count);
>>
>> - free_contig_range(pfn, count);
>> + free_contig_range(pfn, (unsigned long)count);
>
> I guess this cast from uint to ulong doesn't need to be explicit? But
> instead, cma_release() signature could be also changed to ulong, because
> some of its callers do pass those?

Correct, that cast is not needed.

I like the idea of changing cma_release() to take ulong. Until you mentioned
this, I did not realize that some callers were passing in a truncated ulong.
As noted in my commit message, this truncation is unlikely to be an issue.
But, I think we should 'fix' them if we can.

I'll spin another version with this change.

>
>> cma_clear_bitmap(cma, pfn, count);
>> trace_cma_release(pfn, pages, count);
>>
>> diff --git a/mm/hugetlb.c b/mm/hugetlb.c
>> index 218679138255..c81072ce7510 100644
>> --- a/mm/hugetlb.c
>> +++ b/mm/hugetlb.c
>> @@ -1055,7 +1055,7 @@ static void destroy_compound_gigantic_page(struct page *page,
>>
>> static void free_gigantic_page(struct page *page, unsigned int order)
>> {
>> - free_contig_range(page_to_pfn(page), 1 << order);
>> + free_contig_range(page_to_pfn(page), 1UL << order);
>> }
>>
>> static int __alloc_gigantic_page(unsigned long start_pfn,
>> diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
>> index 905db9d7962f..0fd5e8e2456e 100644
>> --- a/mm/page_alloc.c
>> +++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
>> @@ -7937,9 +7937,9 @@ int alloc_contig_range(unsigned long start, unsigned long end,
>> return ret;
>> }
>>
>> -void free_contig_range(unsigned long pfn, unsigned nr_pages)
>> +void free_contig_range(unsigned long pfn, unsigned long nr_pages)
>> {
>> - unsigned int count = 0;
>> + unsigned long count = 0;
>>
>> for (; nr_pages--; pfn++) {
>> struct page *page = pfn_to_page(pfn);
>> @@ -7947,7 +7947,7 @@ void free_contig_range(unsigned long pfn, unsigned nr_pages)
>> count += page_count(page) != 1;
>> __free_page(page);
>> }
>> - WARN(count != 0, "%d pages are still in use!\n", count);
>> + WARN(count != 0, "%ld pages are still in use!\n", count);
>
> Maybe change to %lu while at it?

Yes

> BTW, this warning can theoretically produce false positives, because
> page users have to deal with page_count() being incremented by e.g.
> parallel pfn scanners using get_page_unless_zero(). We also don't detect
> refcount leaks in general. Should we remove it or change it to VM_WARN
> if it's still useful for debugging?

Added Marek on Cc: as he is the one who originally added this message (although
it has been a long time). I do not know what specific issue he was concerned
with. A search found a few bug reports related to this warning. In these
cases, it clearly was not a false positive but some other issue. It 'appears'
the message helped in those cases.

However, I would hate for a support organization to spend a bunch of time
doing investigation for a false positive. At the very least, I think we
should add a message/comment about the possibility of false positives in the
code. I would be inclined to change it to VM_WARN, but it would be good
to get input from others who might find it useful as it.

--
Mike Kravetz

>
>> }
>> #endif
>>
>>
>

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