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Re: [PATCH 1/3] resources: introduce generic page_is_ram()

To: Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] resources: introduce generic page_is_ram()
From: Xiaotian Feng <xtfeng@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 13:50:01 +0800
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>, "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>, Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>, Chen Liqin <liqin.chen@sunplusct.com>, Lennox Wu <lennox.wu@gmail.com>, Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>, Américo Wang <xiyou.wangcong@gmail.com>, "linux-mips@linux-mips.org" <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>, Yinghai Lu <yinghai@kernel.org>, "x86@kernel.org" <x86@kernel.org>, LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>, Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>, "Zheng, Shaohui" <shaohui.zheng@intel.com>
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On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 1:37 PM, Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:15:50PM -0700, Xiaotian Feng wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 11:21 AM, Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com> 
>> wrote:
>> > It's based on walk_system_ram_range(), for archs that don't have
>> > their own page_is_ram().
>> >
>> > The static verions in MIPS and SCORE are also made global.
>> >
>> > CC: Chen Liqin <liqin.chen@sunplusct.com>
>> > CC: Lennox Wu <lennox.wu@gmail.com>
>> > CC: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
>> > CC: Américo Wang <xiyou.wangcong@gmail.com>
>> > CC: linux-mips@linux-mips.org
>> > CC: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
>> > CC: Yinghai Lu <yinghai@kernel.org>
>> > Signed-off-by: Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com>
>> > ---
>> >  arch/mips/mm/init.c    |    2 +-
>> >  arch/score/mm/init.c   |    2 +-
>> >  include/linux/ioport.h |    2 ++
>> >  kernel/resource.c      |   11 +++++++++++
>> >  4 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>> >
>> > --- linux-mm.orig/kernel/resource.c     2010-01-22 11:20:34.000000000 +0800
>> > +++ linux-mm/kernel/resource.c  2010-01-22 11:20:35.000000000 +0800
>> > @@ -327,6 +327,17 @@ int walk_system_ram_range(unsigned long
>> >
>> >  #endif
>> >
>> > +#define PAGE_IS_RAM    24
>> > +static int __is_ram(unsigned long pfn, unsigned long nr_pages, void *arg)
>> > +{
>> > +       return PAGE_IS_RAM;
>> > +}
>> > +int __attribute__((weak)) page_is_ram(unsigned long pfn)
>> > +{
>> > +       return PAGE_IS_RAM == walk_system_ram_range(pfn, 1, NULL, 
>> > __is_ram);
>> > +}
>> > +#undef PAGE_IS_RAM
>> > +
>>
>> I'm not sure, but any build test for powerpc/mips/score?
>
> Sorry, no build tests yet:
>
>        /bin/sh: score-linux-gcc: command not found
>
> I just make the mips/score page_is_ram() non-static and assume that
> will make it compile.
>
>> walk_system_ram_range is defined when CONFIG_ARCH_HAS_WALK_MEMORY is not set.
>> Is it safe when CONFIG_ARCH_HAS_WALK_MEMORY is set for some powerpc archs?
>
> Good question. Grep shows that CONFIG_ARCH_HAS_WALK_MEMORY is only
> defined for powerpc, and it has its own page_is_ram() as well as
> walk_system_ram_range().
>
> walk_system_ram_range() must be defined somewhere because it is
> expected to be generic routine: exported and called from both
> in-kernel and out-of-tree code.
>

Yes, powerpc has its own walk_system_ram_range() and page_is_ram() ;-)

Would it be better if moving the weak attribute page_is_ram() into #if
!defined(CONFIG_ARCH_HAS_WALK_MEMORY) ?

> Thanks,
> Fengguang
>

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