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SubjectRe: [External] Re: [PATCH 2/3] include/linux/gfp.h: use unsigned int in gfp_zone
On Sun, May 06, 2018 at 09:32:15AM +0000, Huaisheng HS1 Ye wrote:
> This idea is great, we can replace GFP_ZONE_TABLE and GFP_ZONE_BAD with it.
> I have realized it preliminarily based on your code and tested it on a 2 sockets platform. Fortunately, we got a positive test result.

Great!

> I made some adjustments for __GFP_HIGHMEM, this flag is special than others, because the return result of gfp_zone has two possibilities, which depend on ___GFP_MOVABLE has been enabled or disabled.
> When ___GFP_MOVABLE has been enabled, ZONE_MOVABLE shall be returned. When disabled, OPT_ZONE_HIGHMEM shall be used.
>
> #define __GFP_DMA ((__force gfp_t)OPT_ZONE_DMA ^ ZONE_NORMAL)
> #define __GFP_HIGHMEM ((__force gfp_t)ZONE_MOVABLE ^ ZONE_NORMAL)

I'm not sure this is right ... Let me think about this a little.

> #define __GFP_DMA32 ((__force gfp_t)OPT_ZONE_DMA32 ^ ZONE_NORMAL)
> #define __GFP_MOVABLE ((__force gfp_t)___GFP_MOVABLE) /* ZONE_MOVABLE allowed */
> #define GFP_ZONEMASK ((__force gfp_t)___GFP_ZONE_MASK | ___GFP_MOVABLE)
>
> The present situation is that, based on this change, the bits of flags, __GFP_DMA and __GFP_HIGHMEM and __GFP_DMA32, have been encoded.
> That is totally different from existing code, you know in kernel scope, there are many drivers or subsystems use these flags directly to realize bit manipulations like this below,
> swiotlb-xen.c (drivers\xen): flags &= ~(__GFP_DMA | __GFP_HIGHMEM);
> extent_io.c (fs\btrfs): mask &= ~(__GFP_DMA32|__GFP_HIGHMEM);
>
> Because of these flags have been encoded, the above operations can cause problem.
> I am trying to get a solution to resolve it. Any progress will be reported.

These users probably want:

flags &= GFP_RECLAIM_MASK;

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