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From: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
To: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de>
Cc: ying.huang@intel.com, tglx@linutronix.de, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] [6/8] Account overlapped mappings in end_pfn_map
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 14:08:43 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080211130843.GC23733@elte.hu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080211093434.E30961B41CE@basil.firstfloor.org>


* Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de> wrote:

> When end_pfn is not aligned to 2MB (or 1GB) then the kernel might map 
> more memory than end_pfn. Account this in end_pfn_mapped.

can you see any practical relevance? Your patch description only deals 
with the mechanical details of the change instead of analyzing the most 
important thing: relevance and impact analysis. That makes it harder to 
add your patches and easier to miss a good fix accidentally. It also 
makes it quite a bit harder to trust your patches.

at a quick glance the relevance is to EFI only, in 
efi_enter_virtual_mode(). max_pfn_mapped is used as a differentiator 
between __va() and efi_ioremap(). AFAICS EFI will typically have its 
runtime code not right after the end of physical memory.

Nevertheless, i do agree that the max_pfn_mapped/end_pfn_map limit needs 
to be sharpened to reflect reality (for later PAT support).

your patch is also a bit unclean:

> -static void __meminit
> +static unsigned long __meminit
>  phys_pmd_update(pud_t *pud, unsigned long address, unsigned long end)
>  {
> +	unsigned long r;
>  	pmd_t *pmd = pmd_offset(pud, 0);
>  	spin_lock(&init_mm.page_table_lock);
> -	phys_pmd_init(pmd, address, end);
> +	r = phys_pmd_init(pmd, address, end);
>  	spin_unlock(&init_mm.page_table_lock);
>  	__flush_tlb_all();
> +	return r;
>  }

a meaningless "r" parameter. Use "true_end" instead.

and here's another type of variable naming problem:

> +unsigned long __init_refok
> +init_memory_mapping(unsigned long start, unsigned long end)
>  {
> -	unsigned long next;
> +	unsigned long next, true_end = end;

that "true_end" is already a _pfn_, so name it accordingly: 
true_end_pfn. Because we switch between pfn and addr types it's 
important to point out where it's pfn and where it's a linear/physical 
address.

>  	struct zone *zone = pgdat->node_zones + ZONE_NORMAL;
>  	unsigned long start_pfn = start >> PAGE_SHIFT;
>  	unsigned long nr_pages = size >> PAGE_SHIFT;
> +	unsigned long r;
>  	int ret;
>  
> -	init_memory_mapping(start, start + size-1);
> +	r = init_memory_mapping(start, start + size-1);
> +	if (r > end_pfn_map)
> +		end_pfn_map = r;

rename "r" to "true_end_pfn".

	Ingo

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-11 13:09 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 37+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-11  9:34 [PATCH] [0/8] Various kernel mapping bug fixes Andi Kleen
2008-02-11  9:34 ` [PATCH] [1/8] CPA: Fix gbpages support in try_preserve_lage_page Andi Kleen
2008-02-11  9:45   ` Thomas Gleixner
2008-02-11 10:12     ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-11 11:01       ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-11  9:34 ` [PATCH] [2/8] CPA: Flush the caches when setting pages not present Andi Kleen
2008-02-11 11:00   ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-11 12:26     ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-11  9:34 ` [PATCH] [3/8] CPA: Test the correct mapping alias on x86-64 Andi Kleen
2008-02-11 11:49   ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-11  9:34 ` [PATCH] [4/8] CPA: Fix set_memory_x for ioremap Andi Kleen
2008-02-11 12:27   ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-11 12:45     ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-11  9:34 ` [PATCH] [5/8] Fix logic error in 64bit memory hotadd Andi Kleen
2008-02-11 12:46   ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-11 13:05     ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-11 13:33       ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-11 13:44         ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-12 10:35       ` Yasunori Goto
2008-02-12 11:20         ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-11  9:34 ` [PATCH] [6/8] Account overlapped mappings in end_pfn_map Andi Kleen
2008-02-11 13:08   ` Ingo Molnar [this message]
2008-02-11 13:27     ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-11 13:55       ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-11 14:16       ` Peter Zijlstra
2008-02-11 14:24         ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-11 14:41           ` Sam Ravnborg
2008-02-11 15:12   ` Arjan van de Ven
2008-02-11  9:34 ` [PATCH] [7/8] Implement true end_pfn_mapped for 32bit Andi Kleen
2008-02-12 19:39   ` Thomas Gleixner
2008-02-12 19:49     ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-12 20:25       ` Thomas Gleixner
2008-02-11  9:34 ` [PATCH] [8/8] RFC: Fix some EFI problems Andi Kleen
2008-02-12 20:04   ` Thomas Gleixner
2008-02-12 20:23     ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-12 20:48       ` Thomas Gleixner
2008-02-13 11:05         ` Andi Kleen

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