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From: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
To: Nicolas Boichat <drinkcat@chromium.org>,
	Robin Murphy <robin.murphy@arm.com>
Cc: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>, Joerg Roedel <joro@8bytes.org>,
	Christoph Lameter <cl@linux.com>,
	Pekka Enberg <penberg@kernel.org>,
	David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>,
	Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>,
	Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>,
	Levin Alexander <alexander.levin@verizon.com>,
	Huaisheng Ye <yehs1@lenovo.com>,
	Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org,
	iommu@lists.linux-foundation.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, Yong Wu <yong.wu@mediatek.com>,
	Matthias Brugger <matthias.bgg@gmail.com>,
	Tomasz Figa <tfiga@google.com>,
	yingjoe.chen@mediatek.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC 1/3] mm: When CONFIG_ZONE_DMA32 is set, use DMA32 for SLAB_CACHE_DMA
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2018 11:43:23 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <00afe803-22dd-5a75-70aa-dda0c7752470@suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20181109082448.150302-2-drinkcat@chromium.org>

On 11/9/18 9:24 AM, Nicolas Boichat wrote:
> Some callers, namely iommu/io-pgtable-arm-v7s, expect the physical
> address returned by kmem_cache_alloc with GFP_DMA parameter to be
> a 32-bit address.
> 
> Instead of adding a separate SLAB_CACHE_DMA32 (and then audit
> all the calls to check if they require memory from DMA or DMA32
> zone), we simply allocate SLAB_CACHE_DMA cache in DMA32 region,
> if CONFIG_ZONE_DMA32 is set.
> 
> Fixes: ad67f5a6545f ("arm64: replace ZONE_DMA with ZONE_DMA32")
> Signed-off-by: Nicolas Boichat <drinkcat@chromium.org>
> ---
>  include/linux/slab.h | 13 ++++++++++++-
>  mm/slab.c            |  2 +-
>  mm/slub.c            |  2 +-
>  3 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/include/linux/slab.h b/include/linux/slab.h
> index 918f374e7156f4..390afe90c5dec0 100644
> --- a/include/linux/slab.h
> +++ b/include/linux/slab.h
> @@ -30,7 +30,7 @@
>  #define SLAB_POISON		((slab_flags_t __force)0x00000800U)
>  /* Align objs on cache lines */
>  #define SLAB_HWCACHE_ALIGN	((slab_flags_t __force)0x00002000U)
> -/* Use GFP_DMA memory */
> +/* Use GFP_DMA or GFP_DMA32 memory */
>  #define SLAB_CACHE_DMA		((slab_flags_t __force)0x00004000U)
>  /* DEBUG: Store the last owner for bug hunting */
>  #define SLAB_STORE_USER		((slab_flags_t __force)0x00010000U)
> @@ -126,6 +126,17 @@
>  #define ZERO_OR_NULL_PTR(x) ((unsigned long)(x) <= \
>  				(unsigned long)ZERO_SIZE_PTR)
>  
> +/*
> + * When ZONE_DMA32 is defined, have SLAB_CACHE_DMA allocate memory with
> + * GFP_DMA32 instead of GFP_DMA, as this is what some of the callers
> + * require (instead of duplicating cache for DMA and DMA32 zones).
> + */
> +#ifdef CONFIG_ZONE_DMA32
> +#define SLAB_CACHE_DMA_GFP GFP_DMA32
> +#else
> +#define SLAB_CACHE_DMA_GFP GFP_DMA
> +#endif

AFAICS this will break e.g. x86 which can have both ZONE_DMA and
ZONE_DMA32, and now you would make kmalloc(__GFP_DMA) return objects
from ZONE_DMA32 instead of __ZONE_DMA, which can break something.

Also I'm probably missing the point of this all. In patch 3 you use
__get_dma32_pages() thus __get_free_pages(__GFP_DMA32), which uses
alloc_pages, thus the page allocator directly, and there's no slab
caches involved. It makes little sense to involve slab for page table
allocations anyway, as those tend to be aligned to a page size (or
high-order page size). So what am I missing?

  reply	other threads:[~2018-11-09 10:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-11-09  8:24 [PATCH RFC 0/3] iommu/io-pgtable-arm-v7s: Use DMA32 zone for page tables Nicolas Boichat
2018-11-09  8:24 ` [PATCH RFC 1/3] mm: When CONFIG_ZONE_DMA32 is set, use DMA32 for SLAB_CACHE_DMA Nicolas Boichat
2018-11-09 10:43   ` Vlastimil Babka [this message]
2018-11-09 11:57     ` Nicolas Boichat
2018-11-09 12:14       ` Vlastimil Babka
2018-11-09  8:24 ` [PATCH RFC 2/3] include/linux/gfp.h: Add __get_dma32_pages macro Nicolas Boichat
2018-11-09  8:24 ` [PATCH RFC 3/3] iommu/io-pgtable-arm-v7s: Request DMA32 memory, and improve debugging Nicolas Boichat

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