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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: compaction.c: Propagate return value upstream
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On 12/26/18 7:50 PM, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 26, 2018 at 01:42:56PM -0600, Aditya Pakki wrote:
>> In sysctl_extfrag_handler(), proc_dointvec_minmax() can return an
>> error. The fix propagates the error upstream in case of failure.
>
> Why not just ...

Yes, this change (below) makes sense to me.

> Mel, Randy? You seem to have been the prime instigators on this.

I expect that all I did was move the location of the source code lines of
the sysctl, but that is just a guess, based on this commit message:
[randy.dunlap@oracle.com: Fix build errors when proc fs is not configured]

> diff --git a/include/linux/compaction.h b/include/linux/compaction.h
> index 68250a57aace..70d0256edd31 100644
> --- a/include/linux/compaction.h
> +++ b/include/linux/compaction.h
> @@ -88,8 +88,6 @@ extern int sysctl_compact_memory;
> extern int sysctl_compaction_handler(struct ctl_table *table, int write,
> void __user *buffer, size_t *length, loff_t *ppos);
> extern int sysctl_extfrag_threshold;
> -extern int sysctl_extfrag_handler(struct ctl_table *table, int write,
> - void __user *buffer, size_t *length, loff_t *ppos);
> extern int sysctl_compact_unevictable_allowed;
>
> extern int fragmentation_index(struct zone *zone, unsigned int order);
> diff --git a/kernel/sysctl.c b/kernel/sysctl.c
> index 5fc724e4e454..e9c69247fc29 100644
> --- a/kernel/sysctl.c
> +++ b/kernel/sysctl.c
> @@ -1439,7 +1439,7 @@ static struct ctl_table vm_table[] = {
> .data = &sysctl_extfrag_threshold,
> .maxlen = sizeof(int),
> .mode = 0644,
> - .proc_handler = sysctl_extfrag_handler,
> + .proc_handler = proc_dointvec_minmax,
> .extra1 = &min_extfrag_threshold,
> .extra2 = &max_extfrag_threshold,
> },
> diff --git a/mm/compaction.c b/mm/compaction.c
> index 7c607479de4a..80b941d9b6e7 100644
> --- a/mm/compaction.c
> +++ b/mm/compaction.c
> @@ -1876,14 +1876,6 @@ int sysctl_compaction_handler(struct ctl_table *table, int write,
> return 0;
> }
>
> -int sysctl_extfrag_handler(struct ctl_table *table, int write,
> - void __user *buffer, size_t *length, loff_t *ppos)
> -{
> - proc_dointvec_minmax(table, write, buffer, length, ppos);
> -
> - return 0;
> -}
> -
> #if defined(CONFIG_SYSFS) && defined(CONFIG_NUMA)
> static ssize_t sysfs_compact_node(struct device *dev,
> struct device_attribute *attr,
>


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~Randy

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