Re: [PATCH v3 2/3] resource: add walk_system_ram_res_rev()

From: Baoquan He
Date: Thu Apr 26 2018 - 04:57:11 EST

Sorry to all reviewers, I had a redhat urgent issue, this patchset
discussing is delayed.

On 04/19/18 at 12:07pm, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 08:18:47AM +0800, Baoquan He wrote:
> > This function, being a variant of walk_system_ram_res() introduced in
> > commit 8c86e70acead ("resource: provide new functions to walk through
> > resources"), walks through a list of all the resources of System RAM
> > in reversed order, i.e., from higher to lower.
> >
> > It will be used in kexec_file code.
> Of course, what is missing is the big *WHY* you need this to happen this
> way...

Sorry for that, I just ran scripts/ to get expert's
name and added them into each patch. The reason this change is made is
in patch 3/3. Test robot reported a code bug on the latest kernel, will
repost and CC everyone in all patches.

Rob Herring asked the same question in v2, I explained to him. The
discussion can be found here:

> > /*
> > + * This function, being a variant of walk_system_ram_res(), calls the @func
> > + * callback against all memory ranges of type System RAM which are marked as
> > + * IORESOURCE_SYSTEM_RAM and IORESOUCE_BUSY in reversed order, i.e., from
> > + * higher to lower.
> > + */
> > +int walk_system_ram_res_rev(u64 start, u64 end, void *arg,
> > + int (*func)(struct resource *, void *))
> > +{
> > + unsigned long flags;
> > + struct resource *res;
> > + int ret = -1;
> > +
> > +
> > + read_lock(&resource_lock);
> > + list_for_each_entry_reverse(res, &iomem_resource.child, sibling) {
> ... and the other thing that I'm not clear on is why are you
> slapping this function just like that instead of extending
> __walk_iomem_res_desc() to do reverse direction too?

Yes, I planned to do as you said when started to write code. After investigation,
I changed to use the way of this patch. Because __walk_iomem_res_desc()
provides two interfaces by calling find_next_iomem_res(). If
'first_level_children_only' is true, it only iterates system RAM
resource; if 'first_level_children_only' is false, it does depth first
iteration in iomem_resource. The 1st interface is only used by
walk_system_ram_res() and walk_mem_res(). While the 2nd interface need
call find_next_iomem_res() which resorts to next_resource().
next_resource() will check 'sibling_only' to decide if iterate
iomem_resource's children, or walk over all resources of iomem_resource
with depth first. For walk_system_ram_res_rev(), we only need to iterate
iomem_resource's children, and seems no one has requirement to
iterate all iomem_resource's children and grand children
revresedly. For simplifying code implementation, I just did as in this
patch, surely, if any suggestion or scenario given about the reversed
iteration of all resources, I can change to add below functions, and
based on them to implement walk_system_ram_res_rev().



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