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From: David Gibson <>
To: David Miller <>, Paul Mackerras <>
Subject: [PATCH,RFC] Add gfp_mask to get_vm_area()
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 14:42:26 +1000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20021001044226.GS10265@zax> (raw)

Dave, please consider this patch.  It renames get_vm_area() to
__get_vm_area() and adds a gfp_mask parameter which is passed on to
kmalloc().  get_vm_area(size,flags) is then defined as as
__get_vm_area(size,flags,GFP_KERNEL) to avoid messing with existing

We need this in order to sanely make pci_alloc_consistent() (and other
consistent allocation functions) obey the DMA-mapping.txt rules on PPC
embedded machines (specifically the requirement that it be callable
from interrupt context).

diff -urN /home/dgibson/kernel/linuxppc-2.5/include/linux/vmalloc.h linux-bluefish/include/linux/vmalloc.h
--- /home/dgibson/kernel/linuxppc-2.5/include/linux/vmalloc.h	2002-09-20 14:36:15.000000000 +1000
+++ linux-bluefish/include/linux/vmalloc.h	2002-10-01 14:29:10.000000000 +1000
@@ -32,7 +32,8 @@
  *	Lowlevel-APIs (not for driver use!)
-extern struct vm_struct *get_vm_area(unsigned long size, unsigned long flags);
+extern struct vm_struct *__get_vm_area(unsigned long size, unsigned long flags, int gfp_mask);
+#define get_vm_area(size, flags) __get_vm_area(size, flags, GFP_KERNEL)
 extern struct vm_struct *remove_vm_area(void *addr);
 extern int map_vm_area(struct vm_struct *area, pgprot_t prot,
 			struct page ***pages);
diff -urN /home/dgibson/kernel/linuxppc-2.5/mm/vmalloc.c linux-bluefish/mm/vmalloc.c
--- /home/dgibson/kernel/linuxppc-2.5/mm/vmalloc.c	2002-09-20 14:36:26.000000000 +1000
+++ linux-bluefish/mm/vmalloc.c	2002-10-01 14:30:02.000000000 +1000
@@ -181,21 +181,22 @@
- *	get_vm_area  -  reserve a contingous kernel virtual area
+ *	__get_vm_area  -  reserve a contingous kernel virtual area
  *	@size:		size of the area
  *	@flags:		%VM_IOREMAP for I/O mappings or VM_ALLOC
+ *	@gfp_mask:	gfp flags to pass to kmalloc()
  *	Search an area of @size in the kernel virtual mapping area,
  *	and reserved it for out purposes.  Returns the area descriptor
  *	on success or %NULL on failure.
-struct vm_struct *get_vm_area(unsigned long size, unsigned long flags)
+struct vm_struct *__get_vm_area(unsigned long size, unsigned long flags, int gfp_mask)
 	struct vm_struct **p, *tmp, *area;
 	unsigned long addr = VMALLOC_START;
-	area = kmalloc(sizeof(*area), GFP_KERNEL);
+	area = kmalloc(sizeof(*area), gfp_mask);
 	if (unlikely(!area))
 		return NULL;

David Gibson			| For every complex problem there is a	| solution which is simple, neat and
				| wrong.

             reply	other threads:[~2002-10-01  4:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2002-10-01  4:42 David Gibson [this message]
2002-10-01  4:37 ` [PATCH,RFC] Add gfp_mask to get_vm_area() David S. Miller
2002-10-01  5:08 ` Andrew Morton
2002-10-01  5:34   ` David Gibson
2002-10-01  8:42     ` Russell King
2002-10-02  1:18       ` David Gibson
2002-10-03  4:39     ` David Gibson
2002-10-03  4:56       ` David Gibson
2002-10-03 15:18         ` Russell King
2002-10-04  3:27           ` David Gibson

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