[PATCH v2 1/2] dma/iommu: Add pgsize_bitmap confirmation in __iommu_dma_alloc_pages

Doug Anderson dianders at chromium.org
Fri Apr 8 10:34:10 PDT 2016


On Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 10:30 AM, Will Deacon <will.deacon at arm.com> wrote:
>> > Am I barking up the wrong tree?
>> I don't think min_order can be negative.  Certainly we could enter the
>> loop with order == 0 and min_order == 0, though.
> ... and in that case, PageCompound will be false, and we'll call split_page
> which won't do anything, so we break out.
>> Some examples:
>> order = 0, min_order = 0
>> -> Want alloc_pages _without_ __GFP_NORETRY.  OK
>> -> If alloc_pages fails, return NULL.  OK
>> -> If alloc pages succeeds, don't need splitting since single page.  OK
> [...]
>> I think those are all right.  Did I mess up?  You could certainly
>> structure the loop in a different way but you need to make sure you
>> handle all of those cases.  If you have an alternate structure that
>> handles all those, let's consider it.
> Right, I don't think the code is broken, I just think the !order check is
> confusing and not needed.

Ah ha!  Got it.  I didn't dig into split_page() to see that it was a
no-op when "order == 0".  I just know that the old code didn't call
split_page() with order == 0 so I assumed that was wise to keep.  If
we don't need to keep that then agreed that the "if" test can simply
be removed.  :)


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