drm pull for v5.3-rc1

Matthew Wilcox willy at infradead.org
Tue Aug 6 19:09:38 UTC 2019

On Tue, Aug 06, 2019 at 11:50:42AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> In fact, I do note that a lot of the users don't actually use the
> "void *private" argument at all - they just want the walker - and just
> pass in a NULL private pointer. So we have things like this:
> > +       if (walk_page_range(&init_mm, va, va + size, &set_nocache_walk_ops,
> > +                       NULL)) {
> and in a perfect world we'd have arguments with default values so that
> we could skip those entirely for when people just don't need it.
> I'm not a huge fan of C++ because of a lot of the complexity (and some
> really bad decisions), but many of the _syntactic_ things in C++ would
> be nice to use. This one doesn't seem to be one that the gcc people
> have picked up as an extension ;(
> Yes, yes, we could do it with a macro, I guess.
>    #define walk_page_range(mm, start,end, ops, ...) \
>        __walk_page_range(mm, start, end, (NULL , ## __VA_ARGS__))
> but I'm not sure it's worthwhile.

Has anyone looked at turning the interface inside-out?  ie something like:

	struct mm_walk_state state = { .mm = mm, .start = start, .end = end, };

	for_each_page_range(&state, page) {
		... do something with page ...

with appropriate macrology along the lines of:

#define for_each_page_range(state, page)				\
	while ((page = page_range_walk_next(state)))

Then you don't need to package anything up into structs that are shared
between the caller and the iterated function.

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