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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] mm: Unsigned 'nr_pages' always larger than zero
On 2019/9/5 11:12, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 05, 2019 at 10:17:51AM +0800, zhong jiang wrote:
>> With the help of unsigned_lesser_than_zero.cocci. Unsigned 'nr_pages'
>> compare with zero. And __gup_longterm_locked pass an long local variant
>> 'rc' to check_and_migrate_cma_pages. Hence it is nicer to change the
>> parameter to long to fix the issue.
> I think this patch is right, but I have concerns about this cocci grep.
>
> The code says:
>
> if ((nr_pages > 0) && migrate_allow) {
>
> There's nothing wrong with this (... other than the fact that nr_pages might
> happen to be a negative errno). nr_pages might be 0, and this would be
> exactly the right test for that situation. I suppose some might argue
> that this should be != 0 instead of > 0, but it depends on the situation
> which one would read better.
>
> So please don't blindly make these changes; you're right this time.
Thanks for your affirmation. but Andrew come up with anther fix, using an local long variant
to store the nr_pages. which one do you prefer ?

Thanks,
zhong jiang

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