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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/5] drivers/base/memory: Remove unneeded check in remove_memory_block_devices
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On 25.06.19 10:01, David Hildenbrand wrote:
> On 25.06.19 09:52, Oscar Salvador wrote:
>> remove_memory_block_devices() checks for the range to be aligned
>> to memory_block_size_bytes, which is our current memory block size,
>> and WARNs_ON and bails out if it is not.
>>
>> This is the right to do, but we do already do that in try_remove_memory(),
>> where remove_memory_block_devices() gets called from, and we even are
>> more strict in try_remove_memory, since we directly BUG_ON in case the range
>> is not properly aligned.
>>
>> Since remove_memory_block_devices() is only called from try_remove_memory(),
>> we can safely drop the check here.
>>
>> To be honest, I am not sure if we should kill the system in case we cannot
>> remove memory.
>> I tend to think that WARN_ON and return and error is better.
>
> I failed to parse this sentence.
>
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>
>> ---
>> drivers/base/memory.c | 4 ----
>> 1 file changed, 4 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/base/memory.c b/drivers/base/memory.c
>> index 826dd76f662e..07ba731beb42 100644
>> --- a/drivers/base/memory.c
>> +++ b/drivers/base/memory.c
>> @@ -771,10 +771,6 @@ void remove_memory_block_devices(unsigned long start, unsigned long size)
>> struct memory_block *mem;
>> int block_id;
>>
>> - if (WARN_ON_ONCE(!IS_ALIGNED(start, memory_block_size_bytes()) ||
>> - !IS_ALIGNED(size, memory_block_size_bytes())))
>> - return;
>> -
>> mutex_lock(&mem_sysfs_mutex);
>> for (block_id = start_block_id; block_id != end_block_id; block_id++) {
>> mem = find_memory_block_by_id(block_id, NULL);
>>
>
> As I said when I introduced this, I prefer to have such duplicate checks
> in place in case we have dependent code splattered over different files.
> (especially mm/ vs. drivers/base). Such simple checks avoid to document
> "start and size have to be aligned to memory blocks".

Lol, I even documented it as well. So yeah, if you're going to drop this
once, also drop the one in create_memory_block_devices().

>
> If you still insist, then also remove the same sequence from
> create_memory_block_devices().
>


--

Thanks,

David / dhildenb

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