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From: Ionela Voinescu <ionela.voinescu@arm.com>
To: Suzuki Kuruppassery Poulose <suzuki.poulose@arm.com>
Cc: catalin.marinas@arm.com, will@kernel.org, mark.rutland@arm.com,
	maz@kernel.org, sudeep.holla@arm.com, lukasz.luba@arm.com,
	valentin.schneider@arm.com, rjw@rjwysocki.net,
	peterz@infradead.org, mingo@redhat.com,
	vincent.guittot@linaro.org, viresh.kumar@linaro.org,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org, linux-doc@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-pm@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 1/7] arm64: add support for the AMU extension v1
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 20:19:42 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200212201942.GA12970@arm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <133890f7-59bb-63b9-0ca8-2294e3596058@arm.com>

Hi guys,

On Wednesday 12 Feb 2020 at 16:20:56 (+0000), Suzuki Kuruppassery Poulose wrote:
> > For better handling I could have a cpumask_available check before the
> > allocation just in case the capability type changes in the future, or to
> > at least not rely on assumptions based on the type of the capability.
> > 
> > The reason this is dynamic is that I wanted to avoid the memory being
> > allocated when disable_amu is true - as Valentin mentioned in a comment
> > in the meantime "the static allocation is done against NR_CPUS whereas
> > the dynamic one is done against nr_cpu_ids".
> > 
> > Would this be alright?
> > 
> > diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/cpufeature.c b/arch/arm64/kernel/cpufeature.c
> > index 182e05ca3410..4cee6b147ddd 100644
> > --- a/arch/arm64/kernel/cpufeature.c
> > +++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/cpufeature.c
> > @@ -1222,7 +1222,11 @@ static bool has_amu(const struct arm64_cpu_capabilities *cap,
> >           * The enable function will also print a detection message.
> >           */
> > -       if (!disable_amu && !zalloc_cpumask_var(&amu_cpus, GFP_KERNEL)) {
> > +       if (disable_amu)
> > +               return false;
> > +
> > +       if (!cpumask_available(amu_cpus) &&
> > +           !zalloc_cpumask_var(&amu_cpus, GFP_KERNEL)) {
> >                  pr_err("Activity Monitors Unit (AMU): fail to allocate memory");
> >                  disable_amu = true;
> >          }

Going down the rabbit hole in regards to this section, it seems it's
actually not fine. When CONFIG_CPUMASK_OFFSTACK==y it fails to
allocate memory because zalloc_cpumask_var cannot be used before
initializing the slub allocator (mm_init) to allocate a cpumask.

The alternative alloc_bootmem_cpumask_var is an __init function that
can be used only during the initialization phase, which is not the case
for has_amu that can be called later (for hotplugged CPUs). Therefore,
dynamic allocation is not an option here.

Thanks,
Ionela.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-02-12 20:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 42+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-11 18:45 [PATCH v3 0/7] arm64: ARMv8.4 Activity Monitors support Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-11 18:45 ` [PATCH v3 1/7] arm64: add support for the AMU extension v1 Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12 11:30   ` Suzuki Kuruppassery Poulose
2020-02-12 14:54     ` Valentin Schneider
2020-02-12 16:10     ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12 16:20       ` Suzuki Kuruppassery Poulose
2020-02-12 18:20         ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12 19:24           ` Suzuki K Poulose
2020-02-12 20:19         ` Ionela Voinescu [this message]
2020-02-12 16:24       ` Vladimir Murzin
2020-02-12 18:27         ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-11 18:45 ` [PATCH v3 2/7] arm64: trap to EL1 accesses to AMU counters from EL0 Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12 11:44   ` Suzuki Kuruppassery Poulose
2020-02-12 15:36   ` Valentin Schneider
2020-02-11 18:45 ` [PATCH v3 3/7] arm64/kvm: disable access to AMU registers from kvm guests Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12 15:36   ` Valentin Schneider
2020-02-12 16:33   ` Suzuki Kuruppassery Poulose
2020-02-11 18:45 ` [PATCH v3 4/7] Documentation: arm64: document support for the AMU extension Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12 15:36   ` Valentin Schneider
2020-02-11 18:45 ` [PATCH v3 5/7] cpufreq: add function to get the hardware max frequency Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12  4:14   ` Viresh Kumar
2020-02-13 11:59   ` Valentin Schneider
2020-02-13 12:59     ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-13 15:22       ` Valentin Schneider
2020-02-11 18:45 ` [PATCH v3 6/7] arm64: use activity monitors for frequency invariance Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12 18:59   ` Lukasz Luba
2020-02-13  9:47     ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-17 16:59   ` Valentin Schneider
2020-02-23 18:49     ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-11 18:45 ` [PATCH v3 7/7] clocksource/drivers/arm_arch_timer: validate arch_timer_rate Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12  9:30   ` Valentin Schneider
2020-02-12 10:32     ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12 10:01   ` Lukasz Luba
2020-02-12 10:12     ` Marc Zyngier
2020-02-12 10:54       ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-12 10:55       ` Lukasz Luba
2020-02-12 11:10         ` Marc Zyngier
2020-02-12 11:43           ` Lukasz Luba
2020-02-12 11:12         ` Valentin Schneider
2020-02-14  0:35   ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-02-14 15:45     ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-02-14 15:57       ` Ionela Voinescu

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