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SubjectRe: [PATCH v11 04/25] mm: devmap: refactor 1-based refcounting for ZONE_DEVICE pages
On 12/18/19 10:52 PM, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 9:51 PM John Hubbard <> wrote:
>> On 12/18/19 9:27 PM, Dan Williams wrote:
>> ...
>>>> @@ -461,5 +449,5 @@ void __put_devmap_managed_page(struct page *page)
>>>> page->mapping = NULL;
>>>> page->pgmap->ops->page_free(page);
>>>> }
>>>> -EXPORT_SYMBOL(__put_devmap_managed_page);
>>>> +EXPORT_SYMBOL(free_devmap_managed_page);
>>> This patch does not have a module consumer for
>>> free_devmap_managed_page(), so the export should move to the patch
>>> that needs the new export.
>> Hi Dan,
>> OK, I know that's a policy--although it seems quite pointless here given
>> that this is definitely going to need an EXPORT.
>> At the moment, the series doesn't use it in any module at all, so I'll just
>> delete the EXPORT for now.
>>> Also the only reason that put_devmap_managed_page() is EXPORT_SYMBOL
>>> instead of EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL is that there was no practical way to
>>> hide the devmap details from evey module in the kernel that did
>>> put_page(). I would expect free_devmap_managed_page() to
>>> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL if it is not inlined into an existing exported
>>> static inline api.
>> Sure, I'll change it to EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL when the time comes. We do have
>> to be careful that we don't shut out normal put_page() types of callers,
>> but...glancing through the current callers, that doesn't look to be a problem.
>> Good. So it should be OK to do EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL here.
>> Are you *sure* you don't want to just pre-emptively EXPORT now, and save
>> looking at it again?
> I'm positive. There is enough history for "trust me the consumer is
> coming" turning out not to be true to justify the hassle in my mind. I
> do trust you, but things happen.

OK, it's deleted locally. Thanks for looking at the patch. I'll post a v12 series
that includes the change, once it looks like reviews are slowing down.

John Hubbard

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