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Re: [RESEND PATCH] x86: remove redundant check for kmem_cache_create()




Hi Chengguang,

Thank you for the patch! Perhaps something to improve:

[auto build test WARNING on tip/x86/core]
[also build test WARNING on v4.17 next-20180612]
[if your patch is applied to the wrong git tree, please drop us a note to help improve the system]

url:    https://github.com/0day-ci/linux/commits/Chengguang-Xu/x86-remove-redundant-check-for-kmem_cache_create/20180612-182134
config: i386-randconfig-a1-201823 (attached as .config)
compiler: gcc-4.9 (Debian 4.9.4-2) 4.9.4
reproduce:
        # save the attached .config to linux build tree
        make ARCH=i386 

All warnings (new ones prefixed by >>):

   In file included from include/linux/printk.h:5:0,
                    from include/linux/kernel.h:13,
                    from include/asm-generic/bug.h:15,
                    from arch/x86/include/asm/bug.h:81,
                    from include/linux/bug.h:4,
                    from include/linux/mmdebug.h:4,
                    from include/linux/mm.h:8,
                    from arch/x86/mm/pgtable.c:1:
>> arch/x86/mm/pgtable.c:327:15: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
    core_initcall(pgd_cache_init);
                  ^
   include/linux/init.h:166:58: note: in definition of macro '__define_initcall'
     __attribute__((__section__(".initcall" #id ".init"))) = fn;
                                                             ^
   arch/x86/mm/pgtable.c:327:1: note: in expansion of macro 'core_initcall'
    core_initcall(pgd_cache_init);
    ^

vim +327 arch/x86/mm/pgtable.c

1db491f7 Fenghua Yu    2015-01-15  308  
d524db50 Chengguang Xu 2018-06-12  309  static void __init pgd_cache_init(void)
1db491f7 Fenghua Yu    2015-01-15  310  {
1db491f7 Fenghua Yu    2015-01-15  311  	/*
1db491f7 Fenghua Yu    2015-01-15  312  	 * When PAE kernel is running as a Xen domain, it does not use
1db491f7 Fenghua Yu    2015-01-15  313  	 * shared kernel pmd. And this requires a whole page for pgd.
1db491f7 Fenghua Yu    2015-01-15  314  	 */
1db491f7 Fenghua Yu    2015-01-15  315  	if (!SHARED_KERNEL_PMD)
d524db50 Chengguang Xu 2018-06-12  316  		return;
1db491f7 Fenghua Yu    2015-01-15  317  
1db491f7 Fenghua Yu    2015-01-15  318  	/*
1db491f7 Fenghua Yu    2015-01-15  319  	 * when PAE kernel is not running as a Xen domain, it uses
1db491f7 Fenghua Yu    2015-01-15  320  	 * shared kernel pmd. Shared kernel pmd does not require a whole
1db491f7 Fenghua Yu    2015-01-15  321  	 * page for pgd. We are able to just allocate a 32-byte for pgd.
1db491f7 Fenghua Yu    2015-01-15  322  	 * During boot time, we create a 32-byte slab for pgd table allocation.
1db491f7 Fenghua Yu    2015-01-15  323  	 */
1db491f7 Fenghua Yu    2015-01-15  324  	pgd_cache = kmem_cache_create("pgd_cache", PGD_SIZE, PGD_ALIGN,
1db491f7 Fenghua Yu    2015-01-15  325  				      SLAB_PANIC, NULL);
1db491f7 Fenghua Yu    2015-01-15  326  }
1db491f7 Fenghua Yu    2015-01-15 @327  core_initcall(pgd_cache_init);
1db491f7 Fenghua Yu    2015-01-15  328  

:::::: The code at line 327 was first introduced by commit
:::::: 1db491f77b6ed0f32f1d4a3ac40a5be9524f1914 x86/mm: Reduce PAE-mode per task pgd allocation overhead from 4K to 32 bytes

:::::: TO: Fenghua Yu <fenghua.yu@xxxxxxxxx>
:::::: CC: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>

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