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[v4,1/4] include/linux/mmzone.h: add documentation for pfn_valid()

Message ID 20210511100550.28178-2-rppt@kernel.org (mailing list archive)
State New
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Series arm64: drop pfn_valid_within() and simplify pfn_valid() | expand

Commit Message

Mike Rapoport May 11, 2021, 10:05 a.m. UTC
From: Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.ibm.com>

Add comment describing the semantics of pfn_valid() that clarifies that
pfn_valid() only checks for availability of a memory map entry (i.e. struct
page) for a PFN rather than availability of usable memory backing that PFN.

The most "generic" version of pfn_valid() used by the configurations with
SPARSEMEM enabled resides in include/linux/mmzone.h so this is the most
suitable place for documentation about semantics of pfn_valid().

Suggested-by: Anshuman Khandual <anshuman.khandual@arm.com>
Signed-off-by: Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.ibm.com>
Reviewed-by: Anshuman Khandual <anshuman.khandual@arm.com>
---
 include/linux/mmzone.h | 11 +++++++++++
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)

Comments

Ard Biesheuvel May 11, 2021, 10:22 a.m. UTC | #1
On Tue, 11 May 2021 at 12:06, Mike Rapoport <rppt@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> From: Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.ibm.com>
>
> Add comment describing the semantics of pfn_valid() that clarifies that
> pfn_valid() only checks for availability of a memory map entry (i.e. struct
> page) for a PFN rather than availability of usable memory backing that PFN.
>
> The most "generic" version of pfn_valid() used by the configurations with
> SPARSEMEM enabled resides in include/linux/mmzone.h so this is the most
> suitable place for documentation about semantics of pfn_valid().
>
> Suggested-by: Anshuman Khandual <anshuman.khandual@arm.com>
> Signed-off-by: Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.ibm.com>
> Reviewed-by: Anshuman Khandual <anshuman.khandual@arm.com>

Acked-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ardb@kernel.org>

> ---
>  include/linux/mmzone.h | 11 +++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/mmzone.h b/include/linux/mmzone.h
> index 0d53eba1c383..e5945ca24df7 100644
> --- a/include/linux/mmzone.h
> +++ b/include/linux/mmzone.h
> @@ -1427,6 +1427,17 @@ static inline int pfn_section_valid(struct mem_section *ms, unsigned long pfn)
>  #endif
>
>  #ifndef CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_PFN_VALID
> +/**
> + * pfn_valid - check if there is a valid memory map entry for a PFN
> + * @pfn: the page frame number to check
> + *
> + * Check if there is a valid memory map entry aka struct page for the @pfn.
> + * Note, that availability of the memory map entry does not imply that
> + * there is actual usable memory at that @pfn. The struct page may
> + * represent a hole or an unusable page frame.
> + *
> + * Return: 1 for PFNs that have memory map entries and 0 otherwise
> + */
>  static inline int pfn_valid(unsigned long pfn)
>  {
>         struct mem_section *ms;
> --
> 2.28.0
>
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diff --git a/include/linux/mmzone.h b/include/linux/mmzone.h
index 0d53eba1c383..e5945ca24df7 100644
--- a/include/linux/mmzone.h
+++ b/include/linux/mmzone.h
@@ -1427,6 +1427,17 @@  static inline int pfn_section_valid(struct mem_section *ms, unsigned long pfn)
 #endif
 
 #ifndef CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_PFN_VALID
+/**
+ * pfn_valid - check if there is a valid memory map entry for a PFN
+ * @pfn: the page frame number to check
+ *
+ * Check if there is a valid memory map entry aka struct page for the @pfn.
+ * Note, that availability of the memory map entry does not imply that
+ * there is actual usable memory at that @pfn. The struct page may
+ * represent a hole or an unusable page frame.
+ *
+ * Return: 1 for PFNs that have memory map entries and 0 otherwise
+ */
 static inline int pfn_valid(unsigned long pfn)
 {
 	struct mem_section *ms;