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From: Janosch Frank <frankja@linux.ibm.com>
To: "Sean Christopherson" <sean.j.christopherson@intel.com>,
	"James Hogan" <jhogan@kernel.org>,
	"Paul Mackerras" <paulus@ozlabs.org>,
	"Christian Borntraeger" <borntraeger@de.ibm.com>,
	"Paolo Bonzini" <pbonzini@redhat.com>,
	"Radim Krčmář" <rkrcmar@redhat.com>,
	"Marc Zyngier" <marc.zyngier@arm.com>
Cc: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>,
	Cornelia Huck <cohuck@redhat.com>,
	Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com>,
	Wanpeng Li <wanpengli@tencent.com>,
	Jim Mattson <jmattson@google.com>, Joerg Roedel <joro@8bytes.org>,
	James Morse <james.morse@arm.com>,
	Julien Thierry <julien.thierry@arm.com>,
	Suzuki K Pouloze <suzuki.poulose@arm.com>,
	linux-mips@vger.kernel.org, kvm-ppc@vger.kernel.org,
	kvm@vger.kernel.org, linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org,
	kvmarm@lists.cs.columbia.edu, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 04/13] KVM: Drop kvm_arch_create_memslot()
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:31:41 +0200
Message-ID: <b669c7f0-34b8-49b8-2ff8-c062bb8b2f5f@linux.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190911185038.24341-5-sean.j.christopherson@intel.com>

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On 9/11/19 8:50 PM, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> Remove kvm_arch_create_memslot() now that all arch implementations are
> effectively nops.  Explicitly free an allocated-but-unused dirty bitmap
> instead of relying on kvm_free_memslot() now that setting a memslot can
> no longer fail after arch code has allocated memory.  In practice
> this was already true, e.g. architectures that allocated memory via
> kvm_arch_create_memslot() never failed kvm_arch_prepare_memory_region()
> and vice versa, but removing kvm_arch_create_memslot() eliminates the
> potential for future code to stealthily change behavior.
> 
> Eliminating the error path's reliance on kvm_free_memslot() paves the
> way for simplify kvm_free_memslot(), i.e. dropping its @dont param.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Sean Christopherson <sean.j.christopherson@intel.com>

Please either split or adopt the patch title to include the freeing.
I'd go for splitting.


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Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-11 18:50 [PATCH 00/13] KVM: Dynamically size memslot arrays Sean Christopherson
2019-09-11 18:50 ` [PATCH 01/13] KVM: Reinstall old memslots if arch preparation fails Sean Christopherson
2019-09-11 18:50 ` [PATCH 02/13] KVM: PPC: Move memslot memory allocation into prepare_memory_region() Sean Christopherson
2019-09-19  0:23   ` Paul Mackerras
2019-09-11 18:50 ` [PATCH 03/13] KVM: x86: Allocate memslot resources during prepare_memory_region() Sean Christopherson
2019-09-11 18:50 ` [PATCH 04/13] KVM: Drop kvm_arch_create_memslot() Sean Christopherson
2019-09-12 11:31   ` Janosch Frank [this message]
2019-09-11 18:50 ` [PATCH 05/13] KVM: Refactor error handling for setting memory region Sean Christopherson
2019-09-12 11:36   ` Janosch Frank
2019-09-11 18:50 ` [PATCH 06/13] KVM: Move setting of memslot into helper routine Sean Christopherson
2019-09-11 18:50 ` [PATCH 07/13] KVM: Move memslot deletion to helper function Sean Christopherson
2019-09-11 18:50 ` [PATCH 08/13] KVM: Simplify kvm_free_memslot() and all its descendents Sean Christopherson
2019-09-11 18:50 ` [PATCH 09/13] KVM: Clean up local variable usage in __kvm_set_memory_region() Sean Christopherson
2019-09-11 18:50 ` [PATCH 10/13] KVM: Provide common implementation for generic dirty log functions Sean Christopherson
2019-09-19  0:22   ` Paul Mackerras
2019-09-19 19:39     ` Sean Christopherson
2019-09-11 18:50 ` [PATCH 11/13] KVM: Ensure validity of memslot with respect to kvm_get_dirty_log() Sean Christopherson
2019-09-11 18:50 ` [PATCH 12/13] KVM: Terminate memslot walks via used_slots Sean Christopherson
2019-09-11 18:50 ` [PATCH 13/13] KVM: Dynamically size memslot array based on number of used slots Sean Christopherson

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