[RFC PATCH 1/2] kernel/fork.c: add a function to calculate page address from thread_info

Jungseok Lee jungseoklee85 at gmail.com
Sun May 24 09:01:32 PDT 2015

A current implementation assumes thread_info address is always correctly
calculated via virt_to_page. It restricts a different approach, such as
thread_info allocation from vmalloc space.

This patch, thus, introduces an independent function to calculate page
address from thread_info one.

Suggested-by: Sungjinn Chung <barami97 at gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Jungseok Lee <jungseoklee85 at gmail.com>
Cc: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro at jp.fujitsu.com>
Cc: linux-arm-kernel at lists.infradead.org
 kernel/fork.c | 7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/fork.c b/kernel/fork.c
index 03c1eaa..6300bbd 100644
--- a/kernel/fork.c
+++ b/kernel/fork.c
@@ -212,9 +212,14 @@ struct kmem_cache *vm_area_cachep;
 /* SLAB cache for mm_struct structures (tsk->mm) */
 static struct kmem_cache *mm_cachep;
+struct page * __weak arch_thread_info_to_page(struct thread_info *ti)
+	return virt_to_page(ti);
 static void account_kernel_stack(struct thread_info *ti, int account)
-	struct zone *zone = page_zone(virt_to_page(ti));
+	struct zone *zone = page_zone(arch_thread_info_to_page(ti));
 	mod_zone_page_state(zone, NR_KERNEL_STACK, account);

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