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Re: [PATCH] mm: use BITS_PER_LONG to unify the definition in page->flags




On Sat 18-03-17 08:39:14, Wei Yang wrote:
> The field page->flags is defined as unsigned long and is divided into
> several parts to store different information of the page, like section,
> node, zone. Which means all parts must sit in the one "unsigned
> long".
> 
> BITS_PER_LONG is used in several places to ensure this applies.
> 
>     #if SECTIONS_WIDTH+NODES_WIDTH+ZONES_WIDTH > BITS_PER_LONG - NR_PAGEFLAGS
>     #if SECTIONS_WIDTH+ZONES_WIDTH+NODES_SHIFT <= BITS_PER_LONG - NR_PAGEFLAGS
>     #if SECTIONS_WIDTH+ZONES_WIDTH+NODES_SHIFT+LAST_CPUPID_SHIFT <= BITS_PER_LONG - NR_PAGEFLAGS
> 
> While we use "sizeof(unsigned long) * 8" in the definition of
> SECTIONS_PGOFF
> 
>     #define SECTIONS_PGOFF         ((sizeof(unsigned long)*8) - SECTIONS_WIDTH)
> 
> This may not be that obvious for audience to catch the point.
> 
> This patch replaces the "sizeof(unsigned long) * 8" with BITS_PER_LONG to
> make all this consistent.

I am not really sure this is an improvement. page::flags is unsigned
long nad the current code reflects that type.

> Signed-off-by: Wei Yang <richard.weiyang@xxxxxxxxx>
> ---
>  include/linux/mm.h | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/include/linux/mm.h b/include/linux/mm.h
> index b84615b0f64c..a5d80de089ff 100644
> --- a/include/linux/mm.h
> +++ b/include/linux/mm.h
> @@ -684,7 +684,7 @@ int finish_mkwrite_fault(struct vm_fault *vmf);
>   */
>  
>  /* Page flags: | [SECTION] | [NODE] | ZONE | [LAST_CPUPID] | ... | FLAGS | */
> -#define SECTIONS_PGOFF		((sizeof(unsigned long)*8) - SECTIONS_WIDTH)
> +#define SECTIONS_PGOFF		(BITS_PER_LONG - SECTIONS_WIDTH)
>  #define NODES_PGOFF		(SECTIONS_PGOFF - NODES_WIDTH)
>  #define ZONES_PGOFF		(NODES_PGOFF - ZONES_WIDTH)
>  #define LAST_CPUPID_PGOFF	(ZONES_PGOFF - LAST_CPUPID_WIDTH)
> -- 
> 2.11.0
> 

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Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs