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Date:   Thu, 30 Aug 2018 01:55:29 +0000
From:   Pasha Tatashin <Pavel.Tatashin@...rosoft.com>
To:     Oscar Salvador <osalvador@...hadventures.net>,
        "akpm@...ux-foundation.org" <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
CC:     "mhocko@...e.com" <mhocko@...e.com>,
        "vbabka@...e.cz" <vbabka@...e.cz>,
        "sfr@...b.auug.org.au" <sfr@...b.auug.org.au>,
        "iamjoonsoo.kim@....com" <iamjoonsoo.kim@....com>,
        "linux-mm@...ck.org" <linux-mm@...ck.org>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Oscar Salvador <osalvador@...e.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mm/page_alloc: Clean up check_for_memory



On 8/28/18 5:01 PM, Oscar Salvador wrote:
> From: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@...e.de>
> 
> check_for_memory looks a bit confusing.
> First of all, we have this:
> 
> if (N_MEMORY == N_NORMAL_MEMORY)
> 	return;
> 
> Checking the ENUM declaration, looks like N_MEMORY canot be equal to
> N_NORMAL_MEMORY.
> I could not find where N_MEMORY is set to N_NORMAL_MEMORY, or the other
> way around either, so unless I am missing something, this condition 
> will never evaluate to true.
> It makes sense to get rid of it.
> 
> Moving forward, the operations whithin the loop look a bit confusing
> as well.
> 
> We set N_HIGH_MEMORY unconditionally, and then we set N_NORMAL_MEMORY
> in case we have CONFIG_HIGHMEM (N_NORMAL_MEMORY != N_HIGH_MEMORY)
> and zone <= ZONE_NORMAL.
> (N_HIGH_MEMORY falls back to N_NORMAL_MEMORY on !CONFIG_HIGHMEM systems,
> and that is why we can just go ahead and set N_HIGH_MEMORY unconditionally)
> 
> Although this works, it is a bit subtle.
> 
> I think that this could be easier to follow:
> 
> First, we should only set N_HIGH_MEMORY in case we have
> CONFIG_HIGHMEM.
> And then we should set N_NORMAL_MEMORY in case zone <= ZONE_NORMAL,
> without further checking whether we have CONFIG_HIGHMEM or not.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@...e.de>
> ---
>  mm/page_alloc.c | 9 +++------
>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/mm/page_alloc.c b/mm/page_alloc.c
> index 839e0cc17f2c..6aa947f9e614 100644
> --- a/mm/page_alloc.c
> +++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
> @@ -6819,15 +6819,12 @@ static void check_for_memory(pg_data_t *pgdat, int nid)
>  {
>  	enum zone_type zone_type;
>  
> -	if (N_MEMORY == N_NORMAL_MEMORY)
> -		return;
> -
>  	for (zone_type = 0; zone_type <= ZONE_MOVABLE - 1; zone_type++) {
>  		struct zone *zone = &pgdat->node_zones[zone_type];
>  		if (populated_zone(zone)) {
> -			node_set_state(nid, N_HIGH_MEMORY);
> -			if (N_NORMAL_MEMORY != N_HIGH_MEMORY &&
> -			    zone_type <= ZONE_NORMAL)
> +			if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_HIGHMEM))
> +				node_set_state(nid, N_HIGH_MEMORY);
> +			if (zone_type <= ZONE_NORMAL)
>  				node_set_state(nid, N_NORMAL_MEMORY);
>  			break;
>  		}
> 

I would re-write the above function like this:
static void check_for_memory(pg_data_t *pgdat, int nid)
{
        enum zone_type zone_type;

        for (zone_type = 0; zone_type < ZONE_MOVABLE; zone_type++) {
                if (populated_zone(&pgdat->node_zones[zone_type])) { 
                        node_set_state(nid, zone_type <= ZONE_NORMAL ?
                                       N_NORMAL_MEMORY: N_HIGH_MEMORY);
                        break;
                }
        }
}

zone_type <= ZONE_MOVABLE - 1
is the same as:
zone_type < ZONE_MOVABLE

If zone > ZONE_NORMAL, it means that CONFIG_HIGHMEM is enabled, no need to check for it.

Pavel

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