Commit 14e07298 authored by Andy Whitcroft's avatar Andy Whitcroft Committed by Linus Torvalds
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add pfn_valid_within helper for sub-MAX_ORDER hole detection

Generally we work under the assumption that memory the mem_map array is
contigious and valid out to MAX_ORDER_NR_PAGES block of pages, ie.  that if we
have validated any page within this MAX_ORDER_NR_PAGES block we need not check
any other.  This is not true when CONFIG_HOLES_IN_ZONE is set and we must
check each and every reference we make from a pfn.

Add a pfn_valid_within() helper which should be used when scanning pages
within a MAX_ORDER_NR_PAGES block when we have already checked the validility
of the block normally with pfn_valid().  This can then be optimised away when
we do not have holes within a MAX_ORDER_NR_PAGES block of pages.
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndy Whitcroft <>
Acked-by: default avatarMel Gorman <>
Acked-by: default avatarBob Picco <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent ac267728
......@@ -784,6 +784,18 @@ void sparse_init(void);
void memory_present(int nid, unsigned long start, unsigned long end);
unsigned long __init node_memmap_size_bytes(int, unsigned long, unsigned long);
* If it is possible to have holes within a MAX_ORDER_NR_PAGES, then we
* need to check pfn validility within that MAX_ORDER_NR_PAGES block.
* pfn_valid_within() should be used in this case; we optimise this away
* when we have no holes within a MAX_ORDER_NR_PAGES block.
#define pfn_valid_within(pfn) pfn_valid(pfn)
#define pfn_valid_within(pfn) (1)
#endif /* !__ASSEMBLY__ */
#endif /* __KERNEL__ */
#endif /* _LINUX_MMZONE_H */
......@@ -156,10 +156,8 @@ static int page_outside_zone_boundaries(struct zone *zone, struct page *page)
static int page_is_consistent(struct zone *zone, struct page *page)
if (!pfn_valid(page_to_pfn(page)))
if (!pfn_valid_within(page_to_pfn(page)))
return 0;
if (zone != page_zone(page))
return 0;
......@@ -346,10 +344,8 @@ __find_combined_index(unsigned long page_idx, unsigned int order)
static inline int page_is_buddy(struct page *page, struct page *buddy,
int order)
if (!pfn_valid(page_to_pfn(buddy)))
if (!pfn_valid_within(page_to_pfn(buddy)))
return 0;
if (page_zone_id(page) != page_zone_id(buddy))
return 0;
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