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From: "Song Bao Hua (Barry Song)" <song.bao.hua@hisilicon.com>
To: Yury Norov <yury.norov@gmail.com>
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Subject: RE: [PATCH v5 1/3] cpumask: introduce cpumap_print_to_buf to support large bitmask and list
Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2021 08:23:46 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <3f233e7ed1a543b78c8cd3545a0ac592@hisilicon.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YN+FemDxyeG+lRTC@yury-ThinkPad>



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yury Norov [mailto:yury.norov@gmail.com]
> Sent: Saturday, July 3, 2021 9:31 AM
> To: Song Bao Hua (Barry Song) <song.bao.hua@hisilicon.com>
> Cc: gregkh@linuxfoundation.org; akpm@linux-foundation.org;
> andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org;
> dave.hansen@intel.com; linux@rasmusvillemoes.dk; rafael@kernel.org;
> rdunlap@infradead.org; agordeev@linux.ibm.com; sbrivio@redhat.com;
> jianpeng.ma@intel.com; valentin.schneider@arm.com; peterz@infradead.org;
> bristot@redhat.com; guodong.xu@linaro.org; tangchengchang
> <tangchengchang@huawei.com>; Zengtao (B) <prime.zeng@hisilicon.com>;
> yangyicong <yangyicong@huawei.com>; tim.c.chen@linux.intel.com; Linuxarm
> <linuxarm@huawei.com>; tiantao (H) <tiantao6@hisilicon.com>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 1/3] cpumask: introduce cpumap_print_to_buf to support
> large bitmask and list
> 
> On Fri, Jul 02, 2021 at 09:25:57PM +1200, Barry Song wrote:
> > From: Tian Tao <tiantao6@hisilicon.com>
> >
> > The existing cpumap_print_to_pagebuf() is used by cpu topology and other
> > drivers to export hexadecimal bitmask and decimal list to userspace by
> > sysfs ABI.
> >
> > Right now, those drivers are using a normal attribute for this kind of
> > ABIs. A normal attribute typically has show entry as below:
> >
> > static ssize_t example_dev_show(struct device *dev,
> >                 struct device_attribute *attr, char *buf)
> > {
> > 	...
> >         return cpumap_print_to_pagebuf(true, buf, &pmu_mmdc->cpu);
> > }
> > show entry of attribute has no offset and count parameters and this
> > means the file is limited to one page only.
> >
> > cpumap_print_to_pagebuf() API works terribly well for this kind of
> > normal attribute with buf parameter and without offset, count:
> >
> > static inline ssize_t
> > cpumap_print_to_pagebuf(bool list, char *buf, const struct cpumask *mask)
> > {
> >         return bitmap_print_to_pagebuf(list, buf, cpumask_bits(mask),
> >                                       nr_cpu_ids);
> > }
> >
> > The problem is once we have many cpus, we have a chance to make bitmask
> > or list more than one page. Especially for list, it could be as complex
> > as 0,3,5,7,9,...... We have no simple way to know it exact size.
> >
> > It turns out bin_attribute is a way to break this limit. bin_attribute
> > has show entry as below:
> > static ssize_t
> > example_bin_attribute_show(struct file *filp, struct kobject *kobj,
> >              struct bin_attribute *attr, char *buf,
> >              loff_t offset, size_t count)
> > {
> >         ...
> > }
> >
> > With the new offset and count parameters, this makes sysfs ABI be able
> > to support file size more than one page. For example, offset could be
> > >= 4096.
> >
> > This patch introduces cpumap_print_to_buf() so that those drivers can
> > move to bin_attribute to support large bitmask and list. In result,
> > we have to pass the corresponding parameters from bin_attribute to this
> > new API.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Tian Tao <tiantao6@hisilicon.com>
> > Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> > Cc: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>
> > Cc: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org>
> > Cc: Stefano Brivio <sbrivio@redhat.com>
> > Cc: Alexander Gordeev <agordeev@linux.ibm.com>
> > Cc: "Ma, Jianpeng" <jianpeng.ma@intel.com>
> > Cc: Yury Norov <yury.norov@gmail.com>
> > Cc: Valentin Schneider <valentin.schneider@arm.com>
> > Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> > Cc: Daniel Bristot de Oliveira <bristot@redhat.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Barry Song <song.bao.hua@hisilicon.com>
> > ---
> >  include/linux/cpumask.h | 19 +++++++++++++++++++
> >  lib/cpumask.c           | 18 ++++++++++++++++++
> >  2 files changed, 37 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/include/linux/cpumask.h b/include/linux/cpumask.h
> > index bfc4690de4f4..24f410a2e793 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/cpumask.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/cpumask.h
> > @@ -983,6 +983,25 @@ cpumap_print_to_pagebuf(bool list, char *buf, const
> struct cpumask *mask)
> >  				      nr_cpu_ids);
> >  }
> >
> > +/**
> > + * cpumap_print_to_buf  - copies the cpumask into the buffer either
> > + *      as comma-separated list of cpus or hex values of cpumask;
> > + *      Typically used by bin_attribute to export cpumask bitmask and
> > + *      list ABI.
> > + * @list: indicates whether the cpumap must be list
> > + *      true:  print in decimal list format
> > + *      fasle: print in hexadecimal bitmask format
> > + * @mask: the cpumask to copy
> > + * @buf: the buffer to copy into
> > + * @off: in the string from which we are copying, We copy to @buf
> > + * @count: the maximum number of bytes to print
> > + *
> > + * Returns the length of how many bytes have been copied.
> > + */
> > +extern ssize_t
> > +cpumap_print_to_buf(bool list, char *buf, const struct cpumask *mask,
> > +		    loff_t off, size_t count);
> > +
> >  #if NR_CPUS <= BITS_PER_LONG
> >  #define CPU_MASK_ALL							\
> >  (cpumask_t) { {								\
> > diff --git a/lib/cpumask.c b/lib/cpumask.c
> > index c3c76b833384..40421a6d31bc 100644
> > --- a/lib/cpumask.c
> > +++ b/lib/cpumask.c
> > @@ -279,3 +279,21 @@ int cpumask_any_distribute(const struct cpumask *srcp)
> >  	return next;
> >  }
> >  EXPORT_SYMBOL(cpumask_any_distribute);
> > +
> > +ssize_t cpumap_print_to_buf(bool list, char *buf, const struct cpumask *mask,
> > +		    loff_t off, size_t count)
> > +{
> > +	const char *fmt = list ? "%*pbl\n" : "%*pb\n";
> > +	ssize_t size;
> > +	void *data;
> > +
> > +	data = kasprintf(GFP_KERNEL, fmt, nr_cpu_ids, cpumask_bits(mask));
> > +	if (!data)
> > +		return -ENOMEM;
> > +
> > +	size = memory_read_from_buffer(buf, count, &off, data, strlen(data) + 1);
> > +	kfree(data);
> 
> Barry,
> 
> It looks like my comments for previous iteration were ignored. I don't
> like the approach where you allocate potentially big amount of kernel
> memory just to free it almost immediately. Nor in lib/bitmap, neither
> in lib/cpumask.
> 

Yury, clearly your comment was not ignored. I explained in this reply:
https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/bd62f55457ef4c269db5bb752b7accc0@hisilicon.com/

I explained in that email and I want to make it more clear:

I don't think moving memory allocation to drivers is a correct way
as for its main users - bin attribute, we have no way to reuse the
buffer allocated in drivers.

> For next iterations, please move this function back to lib/bitmap
> because there's no specific here for cpumasks.

I am ok with taking the bitmap API back as actually it is what i
really preferred. Just to easy your worry on somebody else will
abuse bitmap API. So I narrowed the scope of the modification.


> 
> Thaks,
> Yury
> 
> > +	return size;
> > +}
> > +EXPORT_SYMBOL(cpumap_print_to_buf);

Thanks
Barry


  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-03  8:31 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-02  9:25 [PATCH v5 0/3] use bin_attribute to break the size limitation of cpumap ABI Barry Song
2021-07-02  9:25 ` [PATCH v5 1/3] cpumask: introduce cpumap_print_to_buf to support large bitmask and list Barry Song
2021-07-02 10:07   ` Andy Shevchenko
2021-07-02 21:30   ` Yury Norov
2021-07-03  8:23     ` Song Bao Hua (Barry Song) [this message]
2021-07-02  9:25 ` [PATCH v5 2/3] topology: use bin_attribute to break the size limitation of cpumap ABI Barry Song
2021-07-02 12:54   ` kernel test robot
2021-07-02 16:33   ` kernel test robot
2021-07-02  9:25 ` [PATCH v5 3/3] drivers/base/node.c: " Barry Song
2021-07-02 10:03   ` Andy Shevchenko

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