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Date:   Fri, 1 Mar 2019 13:44:10 -0800
From:   Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>
To:     Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc:     Qian Cai <cai@....pw>, linux-mm@...ck.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mm/hugepages: fix "orig_pud" set but not used

On Fri, Mar 01, 2019 at 01:09:51PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Feb 2019 19:49:03 -0500 Qian Cai <cai@....pw> wrote:
> 
> > The commit a00cc7d9dd93 ("mm, x86: add support for PUD-sized transparent
> > hugepages") introduced pudp_huge_get_and_clear_full() but no one uses
> > its return code, so just make it void.
> > 
> > mm/huge_memory.c: In function 'zap_huge_pud':
> > mm/huge_memory.c:1982:8: warning: variable 'orig_pud' set but not used
> > [-Wunused-but-set-variable]
> >   pud_t orig_pud;
> >         ^~~~~~~~
> > 
> > ...
> >
> > --- a/include/asm-generic/pgtable.h
> > +++ b/include/asm-generic/pgtable.h
> > @@ -167,11 +167,11 @@ static inline pmd_t pmdp_huge_get_and_clear_full(struct mm_struct *mm,
> >  #endif
> >  
> >  #ifndef __HAVE_ARCH_PUDP_HUGE_GET_AND_CLEAR_FULL
> > -static inline pud_t pudp_huge_get_and_clear_full(struct mm_struct *mm,
> > -					    unsigned long address, pud_t *pudp,
> > -					    int full)
> > +static inline void pudp_huge_get_and_clear_full(struct mm_struct *mm,
> > +						unsigned long address,
> > +						pud_t *pudp, int full)
> >  {
> > -	return pudp_huge_get_and_clear(mm, address, pudp);
> > +	pudp_huge_get_and_clear(mm, address, pudp);
> >  }
> 
> Not sure this is a good change.  Future callers might want that return
> value.
> 
> > --- a/mm/huge_memory.c
> > +++ b/mm/huge_memory.c
> > @@ -1979,7 +1979,6 @@ spinlock_t *__pud_trans_huge_lock(pud_t *pud, struct vm_area_struct *vma)
> >  int zap_huge_pud(struct mmu_gather *tlb, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
> >  		 pud_t *pud, unsigned long addr)
> >  {
> > -	pud_t orig_pud;
> >  	spinlock_t *ptl;
> >  
> >  	ptl = __pud_trans_huge_lock(pud, vma);
> > @@ -1991,8 +1990,7 @@ int zap_huge_pud(struct mmu_gather *tlb, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
> >  	 * pgtable_trans_huge_withdraw after finishing pudp related
> >  	 * operations.
> >  	 */
> > -	orig_pud = pudp_huge_get_and_clear_full(tlb->mm, addr, pud,
> > -			tlb->fullmm);
> > +	pudp_huge_get_and_clear_full(tlb->mm, addr, pud, tlb->fullmm);
> 
> In fact this code perhaps should be passing orig_pud into
> pudp_huge_get_and_clear_full().  That could depend on what future
> per-arch implementations of pudp_huge_get_and_clear_full() choose to
> do.
> 
> Anyway, I'll await Matthew's feedback.

I'm not sure it's wise to diverge from pmdp_huge_get_and_clear_full()
which does return the orig_pud.  I agree we don't currently use it,
so maybe we should just change zap_huge_pud() to not assign the return
value from pudp_huge_get_and_clear_full()?

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