[PATCH 5/5] RISC-V: Implement sparsemem

Logan Gunthorpe logang at deltatee.com
Thu Oct 11 10:30:07 PDT 2018



On 2018-10-11 10:24 a.m., Logan Gunthorpe wrote:
> On 2018-10-11 7:37 a.m., Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>>> +/*
>>> + * Log2 of the upper bound of the size of a struct page. Used for sizing
>>> + * the vmemmap region only, does not affect actual memory footprint.
>>> + * We don't use sizeof(struct page) directly since taking its size here
>>> + * requires its definition to be available at this point in the inclusion
>>> + * chain, and it may not be a power of 2 in the first place.
>>> + */
>>> +#define STRUCT_PAGE_MAX_SHIFT	6
>>
>> I know this is copied from arm64, but wouldn't this be a good time
>> to move this next to the struct page defintion?
>>
>> Also this:
>>
>> arch/arm64/mm/init.c:   BUILD_BUG_ON(sizeof(struct page) > (1 << STRUCT_PAGE_MAX_SHIFT));
>>
>> should move to comment code (or would have to be duplicated for riscv)
> 
> Makes sense. Where is a good place for the BUILD_BUG_ON in common code?

Never mind. Seems like it's pretty trivial to do this:

#define STRUCT_PAGE_MAX_SHIFT \
    ilog2(roundup_pow_of_two(sizeof(struct page)))

So the BUILD_BUG_ON becomes unnecessary.

The comment saying it can't be done is really misleading as it wasn't
actually difficult.

Logan



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