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SubjectRe: linux-next: build failure after merge of the akpm tree
Hi Arjun,

On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 6:45 PM Arjun Roy <arjunroy@google.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 9:13 AM Arjun Roy <arjunroy@google.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 1:03 AM Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org> wrote:
> > > On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 5:12 AM Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
> > > > After merging the akpm tree, today's linux-next build (sparc defconfig)
> > > > failed like this:
> > > >
> > > > In file included from include/linux/list.h:9:0,
> > > > from include/linux/smp.h:12,
> > > > from include/linux/kernel_stat.h:5,
> > > > from mm/memory.c:42:
> > > > mm/memory.c: In function 'insert_pages':
> > > > mm/memory.c:1523:41: error: implicit declaration of function 'pte_index'; did you mean 'page_index'? [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
> > > > remaining_pages_total, PTRS_PER_PTE - pte_index(addr));
> > > > ^
> > > > include/linux/kernel.h:842:40: note: in definition of macro '__typecheck'
> > > > (!!(sizeof((typeof(x) *)1 == (typeof(y) *)1)))
> > > > ^
> > > > include/linux/kernel.h:866:24: note: in expansion of macro '__safe_cmp'
> > > > __builtin_choose_expr(__safe_cmp(x, y), \
> > > > ^~~~~~~~~~
> > > > include/linux/kernel.h:934:27: note: in expansion of macro '__careful_cmp'
> > > > #define min_t(type, x, y) __careful_cmp((type)(x), (type)(y), <)
> > > > ^~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > > > mm/memory.c:1522:26: note: in expansion of macro 'min_t'
> > > > pages_to_write_in_pmd = min_t(unsigned long,
> > > > ^~~~~
> > >
> > > Same issue on m68k, as per a report from kisskb.
> > >
> > > > Caused by patch
> > > >
> > > > "mm/memory.c: add vm_insert_pages()"
> > > >
> > > > sparc32 does not implement pte_index at all :-(
> > >
> > > Seems like about only half of the architectures do.
> > >
> >
> > :/ I begin to suspect the only sane way to make this work is to have a
> > per-arch header defined method, returning a bool saying whether
> > pte_index() is meaningful or not on that arch, and early on in
> > vm_insert_pages() if that bool returns true, to just call
> > vm_insert_page() in a loop.
> >
>
> So, here is what I propose: something like the following macro in a
> per-arch header:
>
> #define PTE_INDEX_DEFINED 1 // or 0 if it is not

pte_index is already a #define on architectures where it exists, so
you can just use that.

> In mm/memory.c, another macro:
>
> #ifndef PTE_INDEX_DEFINED
> #define PTE_INDEX_DEFINED 0
> #endifndef

No need for the above...

> And inside vm_insert_pages:
>
> int vm_insert_pages() {
>
> #if PTE_INDEX_DEFINED

... if you use "#ifdef" here.

>
> // The existing method
>
> #else
>
> for (i=0; i<n; ++i)
> vm_insert_page(i)
>
> #endif
> }
>
> That way:
> 1. No playing whack-a-mole with different architectures
> 2. Architecture that knows pte_index is meaningful works can define
> this explicitly
> 3. Can remove the sparc patches modifying pte_index that Stephen and I
> contributed.
>
> If that sounds acceptable I can cook a patch.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

--
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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