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From: Mike Rapoport <rppt@kernel.org>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Anshuman Khandual <anshuman.khandual@arm.com>,
	Ard Biesheuvel <ardb@kernel.org>,
	Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>,
	David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>,
	Marc Zyngier <maz@kernel.org>,
	Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>,
	Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.ibm.com>, Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>,
	kvmarm@lists.cs.columbia.edu,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 4/4] arm64: drop pfn_valid_within() and simplify pfn_valid()
Date: Wed, 12 May 2021 08:31:46 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YJtoQhidtIJOhYsV@kernel.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210511164001.7e905659fdbb8a5e190d303a@linux-foundation.org>

On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 04:40:01PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Tue, 11 May 2021 13:05:50 +0300 Mike Rapoport <rppt@kernel.org> wrote:
> 
> > From: Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.ibm.com>
> > 
> > The arm64's version of pfn_valid() differs from the generic because of two
> > reasons:
> > 
> > * Parts of the memory map are freed during boot. This makes it necessary to
> >   verify that there is actual physical memory that corresponds to a pfn
> >   which is done by querying memblock.
> > 
> > * There are NOMAP memory regions. These regions are not mapped in the
> >   linear map and until the previous commit the struct pages representing
> >   these areas had default values.
> > 
> > As the consequence of absence of the special treatment of NOMAP regions in
> > the memory map it was necessary to use memblock_is_map_memory() in
> > pfn_valid() and to have pfn_valid_within() aliased to pfn_valid() so that
> > generic mm functionality would not treat a NOMAP page as a normal page.
> > 
> > Since the NOMAP regions are now marked as PageReserved(), pfn walkers and
> > the rest of core mm will treat them as unusable memory and thus
> > pfn_valid_within() is no longer required at all and can be disabled by
> > removing CONFIG_HOLES_IN_ZONE on arm64.
> > 
> > pfn_valid() can be slightly simplified by replacing
> > memblock_is_map_memory() with memblock_is_memory().
> > 
> > ...
> >
> > --- a/arch/arm64/Kconfig
> > +++ b/arch/arm64/Kconfig
> > @@ -1052,9 +1052,6 @@ config NEED_PER_CPU_EMBED_FIRST_CHUNK
> >  	def_bool y
> >  	depends on NUMA
> >  
> > -config HOLES_IN_ZONE
> > -	def_bool y
> > -
> >  source "kernel/Kconfig.hz"
> >  
> >  config ARCH_SPARSEMEM_ENABLE
> 
> https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20210417075946.181402-1-wangkefeng.wang@huawei.com
> already did this, so I simply dropped that hunk? 
> And I don't think the changelog needs updating for this?

We need another hunk instead (below)

> And I don't think the changelog needs updating for this?

maybe "s/disabled by removing CONFIG_HOLES_IN_ZONE/disabled/", but does not
seem that important to me.

diff --git a/arch/arm64/Kconfig b/arch/arm64/Kconfig
index 3d6c7436a2fa..d7dc8698cf8e 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/arm64/Kconfig
@@ -201,7 +201,6 @@ config ARM64
 	select HAVE_KPROBES
 	select HAVE_KRETPROBES
 	select HAVE_GENERIC_VDSO
-	select HOLES_IN_ZONE
 	select IOMMU_DMA if IOMMU_SUPPORT
 	select IRQ_DOMAIN
 	select IRQ_FORCED_THREADING

  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-12  5:32 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-11 10:05 [PATCH v4 0/4] " Mike Rapoport
2021-05-11 10:05 ` [PATCH v4 1/4] include/linux/mmzone.h: add documentation for pfn_valid() Mike Rapoport
2021-05-11 10:22   ` Ard Biesheuvel
2021-05-11 10:05 ` [PATCH v4 2/4] memblock: update initialization of reserved pages Mike Rapoport
2021-05-11 10:23   ` Ard Biesheuvel
2021-05-11 10:05 ` [PATCH v4 3/4] arm64: decouple check whether pfn is in linear map from pfn_valid() Mike Rapoport
2021-05-11 10:25   ` Ard Biesheuvel
2021-05-11 10:05 ` [PATCH v4 4/4] arm64: drop pfn_valid_within() and simplify pfn_valid() Mike Rapoport
2021-05-11 10:26   ` Ard Biesheuvel
2021-05-11 23:40   ` Andrew Morton
2021-05-12  5:31     ` Mike Rapoport [this message]
2021-05-12  3:13 ` [PATCH v4 0/4] " Kefeng Wang
2021-05-12  7:00 ` Ard Biesheuvel
2021-05-12  7:33   ` Mike Rapoport
2021-05-12  7:59     ` Ard Biesheuvel
2021-05-12  8:32       ` Mike Rapoport

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