Re: [PATCH 06/25] mm: factor out a devm_request_free_mem_region helper

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Mon Jun 17 2019 - 13:48:20 EST

On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 07:40:18PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 10:37:12AM -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
> > > +struct resource *devm_request_free_mem_region(struct device *dev,
> > > + struct resource *base, unsigned long size);
> >
> > This appears to need a 'static inline' helper stub in the
> > CONFIG_DEVICE_PRIVATE=n case, otherwise this compile error triggers:
> >
> > ld: mm/hmm.o: in function `hmm_devmem_add':
> > /home/dwillia2/git/linux/mm/hmm.c:1427: undefined reference to
> > `devm_request_free_mem_region'
> *sigh* - hmm_devmem_add already only works for device private memory,
> so it shouldn't be built if that option is not enabled, but in the
> current code it is. And a few patches later in the series we just
> kill it off entirely, and the only real caller of this function
> already depends on CONFIG_DEVICE_PRIVATE. So I'm tempted to just
> ignore the strict bisectability requirement here instead of making
> things messy by either adding the proper ifdefs in hmm.c or providing
> a stub we don't really need.

Actually, I could just move the patch to mark CONFIG_DEVICE_PUBLIC
broken earlier, which would force hmm_devmem_add to only be built