[PATCH V2 00/11] Subject: Remove duplicated kmap code

Ira Weiny ira.weiny at intel.com
Mon May 4 05:04:47 UTC 2020

On Mon, May 04, 2020 at 02:35:09AM +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> On Sun, May 03, 2020 at 06:09:01PM -0700, ira.weiny at intel.com wrote:
> > From: Ira Weiny <ira.weiny at intel.com>
> > 
> > The kmap infrastructure has been copied almost verbatim to every architecture.
> > This series consolidates obvious duplicated code by defining core functions
> > which call into the architectures only when needed.
> > 
> > Some of the k[un]map_atomic() implementations have some similarities but the
> > similarities were not sufficient to warrant further changes.
> > 
> > In addition we remove a duplicate implementation of kmap() in DRM.
> > 
> > Testing was done by 0day to cover all the architectures I can't readily
> > build/test.
> OK...  Looking through my old notes on kmap unification (this winter, never
> went anywhere),
> * arch/mips/mm/cache.c ought to use linux/highmem.h, not asm/highmem.h
> I suspect that your series doesn't build on some configs there.  Hadn't
> verified that, though.

Yes patch 6 makes the change because kmap_atomic() was no longer declared in
asm/highmem.h.  I'm pretty sure 0-day caught that ...  but I seem to remember
noticing some oddness in that file and I did go through it by hand.

> * kmap_atomic_to_page() is dead, but not quite gone - csky and nds32 brought
> the damn thing back (nds32 - only an extern).  It needs killin'...

Easy enough. Added as a follow on patch.

> * parisc is (arguably) abusing kunmap()/kunmap_atomic() for cache flushing.
> Replace the bulk of its highmem.h with
> #define arch_before_kunmap flush_kernel_dcache_page_addr
> and have default kunmap()/kunmap_atomic() do
> 	arch_before_kunmap(page_address(page));
> #endif
> and
> 	arch_before_kunmap(addr);
> #endif
> resp.  Kills ARCH_HAS_KMAP along with ifdefs on it, makes parisc use somewhat
> less hacky.

Agreed.  Done in a follow on patch.

> I'd suggest checking various configs on mips - that's likely to cause headache.
> Said that, my analysis of include chains back then is pretty much worthless
> by now - I really hate the amount of indirect include chains leading to that
> sucker on some, but not all configs ;-/  IIRC, the proof that everything
> using kmap*/kunmap* would pull linux/highmem.h regardless of config took several
> hours of digging, ran for several pages and had been hopelessly brittle.
> arch/mips/mm/cache.c was the only exception caught by it, but these days
> there might be more.

Grepping for 'asm/highmem.h' and investigations don't reveal any issues...  But
you do have me worried.  That said 0-day has been crunching on multiple
versions of this series without issues such as this (save the mips issue

I have to say it would be nice if the relation between linux/highmem.h and
asm/highmem.h was more straightforward.


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