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SubjectRe: [PATCH v19 02/13] x86/setup: Use parse_crashkernel_high_low() to simplify code
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On 2021/12/29 0:13, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 28, 2021 at 09:26:01PM +0800, Zhen Lei wrote:
>> Use parse_crashkernel_high_low() to bring the parsing of
>> "crashkernel=X,high" and the parsing of "crashkernel=Y,low" together, they
>> are strongly dependent, make code logic clear and more readable.
>>
>> Suggested-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
>
> Yeah, doesn't look like something I suggested...
>
>> @@ -474,10 +472,9 @@ static void __init reserve_crashkernel(void)
>> /* crashkernel=XM */
>> ret = parse_crashkernel(boot_command_line, total_mem, &crash_size, &crash_base);
>> if (ret != 0 || crash_size <= 0) {
>> - /* crashkernel=X,high */
>> - ret = parse_crashkernel_high(boot_command_line, total_mem,
>> - &crash_size, &crash_base);
>> - if (ret != 0 || crash_size <= 0)
>> + /* crashkernel=X,high and possible crashkernel=Y,low */
>> + ret = parse_crashkernel_high_low(boot_command_line, &crash_size, &low_size);
>
> So this calls parse_crashkernel() and when that one fails, it calls this
> new weird parse high/low helper you added.
>
> But then all three end up in the same __parse_crashkernel() worker
> function which seems to do the actual parsing.
>
> What I suggested and what would be real clean is if the arches would
> simply call a *single*
>
> parse_crashkernel()
>
> function and when that one returns, *all* crashkernel= options would
> have been parsed properly, low, high, middle crashkernel, whatever...
> and the caller would know what crash kernel needs to be allocated.
>
> Then each arch can do its memory allocations and checks based on that
> parsed data and decide to allocate or bail.

However, only x86 currently supports "crashkernel=X,high" and "crashkernel=Y,low", and arm64
will also support it. It is not supported on other architectures. So changing parse_crashkernel()
is not appropriate unless a new function is introduced. But naming this new function isn't easy,
and the name parse_crashkernel_in_order() that I've named before doesn't seem to be good.
Of course, we can also consider changing parse_crashkernel() to another name, then use
parse_crashkernel() to parse all possible "crashkernel=" options in order, but this will cause
other architectures to change as well.

>
> So it is getting there but it needs more surgery...
>
> Thx.
>

--
Regards,
Zhen Lei

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