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From: Russell King - ARM Linux <>
To: Rafael David Tinoco <>
	Mark Brown <>,
	Sergey Senozhatsky <>,
	Nitin Gupta <>, Minchan Kim <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] mm/zsmalloc.c: check encoded object value overflow for PAE
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 13:00:06 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 10:27:44PM -0300, Rafael David Tinoco wrote:
> On 32-bit systems, zsmalloc uses HIGHMEM and, when PAE is enabled, the
> physical frame number might be so big that zsmalloc obj encoding (to
> location) will break IF architecture does not re-define
> MAX_PHYSMEM_BITS, causing:

I think there's a deeper problem here - a misunderstanding of what

MAX_PHYSMEM_BITS is a definition for sparsemem, and is only visible
when sparsemem is enabled.  When sparsemem is disabled, asm/sparsemem.h
is not included (and should not be included) which means there is no
MAX_PHYSMEM_BITS definition.

I don't think zsmalloc.c should be (ab)using MAX_PHYSMEM_BITS, and
your description above makes it sound like you expect it to always be

If we want to have a definition for this, we shouldn't be playing
fragile games like:

 * If this definition of MAX_PHYSMEM_BITS is used, OBJ_INDEX_BITS will just

but instead insist that MAX_PHYSMEM_BITS is defined _everywhere_.

RMK's Patch system:
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  parent reply	other threads:[~2018-10-25 12:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-10-25  1:27 [PATCH 1/2] mm/zsmalloc.c: check encoded object value overflow for PAE Rafael David Tinoco
2018-10-25  1:27 ` [PATCH 2/2] mm/zsmalloc.c: fix zsmalloc ARM LPAE support Rafael David Tinoco
2018-10-25  5:29 ` [PATCH 1/2] mm/zsmalloc.c: check encoded object value overflow for PAE Sergey Senozhatsky
2018-10-25 11:03   ` Rafael David Tinoco
2018-10-25 12:00 ` Russell King - ARM Linux [this message]
2018-10-25 12:37   ` Rafael David Tinoco
2018-10-25 13:43     ` Russell King - ARM Linux
2018-11-21  0:11       ` [PATCH v2] mm/zsmalloc.c: Fix zsmalloc 32-bit PAE support Rafael David Tinoco
2018-11-21  0:18         ` Rafael David Tinoco
2018-11-27 20:33           ` Rafael David Tinoco
2018-11-29  2:53             ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2018-10-25 12:42 ` [PATCH 1/2] mm/zsmalloc.c: check encoded object value overflow for PAE kbuild test robot

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