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From: Tejun Heo <tj <at> kernel.org>
Subject: [GIT PULL] x86, percpu: implement and use reserved percpu alloc
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.kernel
Date: Friday 6th March 2009 06:46:20 UTC (over 7 years ago)
Hello,

Please pull from the following git vector.

  git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tj/misc.git
tj-percpu

This patchset implements reserved percpu alloc from the first chunk
and uses it for static perpcu variables in modules on x86_64.  This is
necessary because x86_64 expects symbols to be relocatable using 32bit
relocations but dynamic percpu allocation does not guarantee it
leading to relocation overflow during module load.

This can happen to any of the x86_64 percpu first chunk allocators but
the embedding allocator is most likely to trigger it as the first
chunk is located in the normal kernel memory allocation area while all
the other chunks will be allocated in the vmalloc area which is very
far from the first chunk.

This type of reservation will be necessary for other architectures too
where addressing mode used for percpu acess uses offsets with limited
range to access symbols (e.g. ia64 w/ the magic 64k percpu page).

This problem was first reported and bisected by Mike Galbraith[2].

This patchset is against the current x86/core/percpu[1] and contains
the following patches.

 0001-percpu-clean-up-percpu-constants.patch
 0002-percpu-cosmetic-renames-in-pcpu_setup_first_chunk.patch
 0003-percpu-improve-first-chunk-initial-area-map-handlin.patch
 0004-percpu-use-negative-for-auto-for-pcpu_setup_first_c.patch
 0005-x86-make-embedding-percpu-allocator-return-excessiv.patch
 0006-percpu-add-an-indirection-ptr-for-chunk-page-map-ac.patch
 0007-percpu-module-implement-reserved-allocation-and-us.patch
 0008-x86-percpu-setup-reserved-percpu-area-for-x86_64.patch

0001-0004 makes misc updates to percpu in preparation of later
changes.  0005 fixes a case where excessive memory can be set aside in
the first chunk when using the embedding allocator.  0006-0008
implement reserved allocation and use it for x86_64.

Bryan Wu, can you please review #0001?  It contains small change in
blackfin.  It's mostly trivial but just in case.

Diffstat follows.

 arch/blackfin/include/asm/percpu.h |   10 -
 arch/x86/kernel/setup_percpu.c     |   73 +++++++---
 include/linux/percpu.h             |   60 +++-----
 kernel/module.c                    |    2 
 mm/percpu.c                        |  267
++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------
 5 files changed, 274 insertions(+), 138 deletions(-)

Thanks.

--
tejun

[1] f254f3909efaf59ca2d0f408de2d044dace60706
[2] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/801799
 
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