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From: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com>
To: Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com>,
	linux-integrity@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.ibm.com>,
	Jerry Snitselaar <jsnitsel@redhat.com>,
	Sumit Garg <sumit.garg@linaro.org>,
	Stefan Berger <stefanb@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Peter Huewe <peterhuewe@gmx.de>, Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@ziepe.ca>,
	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	open list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] tpm: Detach page allocation from tpm_buf
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 10:03:46 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1569420226.3642.24.camel@HansenPartnership.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190925134842.19305-1-jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com>

On Wed, 2019-09-25 at 16:48 +0300, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
[...]
> +	data_page = alloc_page(GFP_HIGHUSER);
> +	if (!data_page)
> +		return -ENOMEM;
> +
> +	data_ptr = kmap(data_page);

I don't think this is such a good idea.  On 64 bit it's no different
from GFP_KERNEL and on 32 bit where we do have highmem, kmap space is
at a premium, so doing a highmem allocation + kmap is more wasteful of
resources than simply doing GFP_KERNEL.  In general, you should only do
GFP_HIGHMEM if the page is going to be mostly used by userspace, which
really isn't the case here.

James


  reply	other threads:[~2019-09-25 14:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-25 13:48 Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-25 14:03 ` James Bottomley [this message]
2019-09-27 13:06   ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-10-02 12:41     ` Mimi Zohar
2019-10-03 11:35       ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-10-03 12:50         ` Mimi Zohar
2019-10-03 18:26           ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-26 12:46 ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-26 13:12   ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-10-02 12:40     ` Mimi Zohar
2019-10-03 11:32       ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-10-03 11:33         ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-10-03 15:24           ` Mimi Zohar
2019-10-03 18:33             ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-10-03 12:39         ` Mimi Zohar
2019-10-03 18:31           ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-26 17:23 Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-27 15:42 ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-28  7:58 ` Jerry Snitselaar
2019-10-01 20:51   ` Jarkko Sakkinen

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