On 20.04.21 11:09, Mike Rapoport wrote:
From: Mike Rapoport <r...@linux.ibm.com>

The arm64's version of pfn_valid() differs from the generic because of two

* Parts of the memory map are freed during boot. This makes it necessary to
   verify that there is actual physical memory that corresponds to a pfn
   which is done by querying memblock.

* There are NOMAP memory regions. These regions are not mapped in the
   linear map and until the previous commit the struct pages representing
   these areas had default values.

As the consequence of absence of the special treatment of NOMAP regions in
the memory map it was necessary to use memblock_is_map_memory() in
pfn_valid() and to have pfn_valid_within() aliased to pfn_valid() so that
generic mm functionality would not treat a NOMAP page as a normal page.

Since the NOMAP regions are now marked as PageReserved(), pfn walkers and
the rest of core mm will treat them as unusable memory and thus
pfn_valid_within() is no longer required at all and can be disabled by
removing CONFIG_HOLES_IN_ZONE on arm64.

pfn_valid() can be slightly simplified by replacing
memblock_is_map_memory() with memblock_is_memory().

Signed-off-by: Mike Rapoport <r...@linux.ibm.com>
  arch/arm64/Kconfig   | 3 ---
  arch/arm64/mm/init.c | 4 ++--
  2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm64/Kconfig b/arch/arm64/Kconfig
index e4e1b6550115..58e439046d05 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/arm64/Kconfig
@@ -1040,9 +1040,6 @@ config NEED_PER_CPU_EMBED_FIRST_CHUNK
        def_bool y
        depends on NUMA
-       def_bool y
  source "kernel/Kconfig.hz"
diff --git a/arch/arm64/mm/init.c b/arch/arm64/mm/init.c
index c54e329aca15..370f33765b64 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/mm/init.c
+++ b/arch/arm64/mm/init.c
@@ -243,7 +243,7 @@ int pfn_valid(unsigned long pfn)
         * ZONE_DEVICE memory does not have the memblock entries.
-        * memblock_is_map_memory() check for ZONE_DEVICE based
+        * memblock_is_memory() check for ZONE_DEVICE based
         * addresses will always fail. Even the normal hotplugged
         * memory will never have MEMBLOCK_NOMAP flag set in their
         * memblock entries. Skip memblock search for all non early
@@ -254,7 +254,7 @@ int pfn_valid(unsigned long pfn)
                return pfn_section_valid(ms, pfn);
-       return memblock_is_map_memory(addr);
+       return memblock_is_memory(addr);

What are the steps needed to get rid of custom pfn_valid() completely?

I'd assume we would have to stop freeing parts of the mem map during boot. How relevant is that for arm64 nowadays, especially with reduced section sizes?


David / dhildenb

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