Re: [PATCH v3 1/1] ACPI: scan: Use unique number for instance_no
From: Andy Shevchenko
Date: Mon Mar 22 2021 - 11:03:35 EST
On Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 4:57 PM Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 8:21 PM Andy Shevchenko
> <andriy.shevchenko@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > The decrementation of acpi_device_bus_id->instance_no
> > in acpi_device_del() is incorrect, because it may cause
> > a duplicate instance number to be allocated next time
> > a device with the same acpi_device_bus_id is added.
> > Replace above mentioned approach by using IDA framework.
> > + result = ida_simple_get(&acpi_device_bus_id->instance_ida, 0, 255, GFP_KERNEL);
> This is ida_alloc_range(ida, start, (end) - 1, gfp), so I think it
> should be 256 above, instead of 255.
Ah, good catch!
> While at it, though, there can be more than 256 CPU devices easily on
> contemporary systems, so I would use a greater number here. Maybe
> 4096 and define a symbol for it?
I was thinking about it, but there is a problem with the device name,
since it will break a lot of code,
And taking into account that currently we don't change the behaviour
it is good enough per se as a fix.
That said, we may extend by an additional patch with a logic like this:
res = ida_get(4096)
if (res < 0)
if (res >= 256)
Would it make sense to you?
With Best Regards,