[RFC PATCH] powerpc: Make SPU_FS depend on SPARSEMEM

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Wed Aug 20 17:49:27 EST 2014

Hi Pranith,

On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 11:16 PM, Pranith Kumar <bobby.prani at gmail.com> wrote:
> SPU_FS unconditionally enables MEMORY_HOTPLUG, which will fail to build if
> Make SPU_FS depend on SPARSEMEM so that hotplug-memory.c does not fail to
> compile.
> Signed-off-by: Pranith Kumar <bobby.prani at gmail.com>
> ---
>  arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/Kconfig | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/Kconfig b/arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/Kconfig
> index 9978f59..832872e 100644
> --- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/Kconfig
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/Kconfig
> @@ -60,7 +60,7 @@ menu "Cell Broadband Engine options"
>  config SPU_FS
>         tristate "SPU file system"
>         default m
> -       depends on PPC_CELL
> +       depends on PPC_CELL && SPARSEMEM
>         select SPU_BASE
>         select MEMORY_HOTPLUG
>         help
> --
> 1.9.1

Is this a randconfig kernel?

       def_bool y
       depends on (SMP && PPC_PSERIES) || PPC_PS3

Why is this not enabled? !SMP? !PPC_PSERIES? !PPC_PS3?

If PPC_CELL is enabled, this issue was introduced by

commit 78bde53e351bc89cff85d1c2c7e6d7c2ffdf120d
Author: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh at kernel.crashing.org>
Date:   Tue Feb 13 11:46:06 2007 +1100

    [POWERPC] spufs: remove need for struct page for SPEs

    This patch removes the need for struct page for SPE local store
    and registers from spufs. It also makes the locking much more
    obvious and no longer relying on the truncate logic black magic
    for protecting against races between unmap_mapping_range() and
    new pages faulted in. It does so by switching to a nopfn() handler
    and using the new vm_insert_pfn() to setup the PTEs itself while
    holding a lock on the SPE.

    The nice thing is that this patch actually removes a lot more code
    than it adds :-)

    Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh at kernel.crashing.org>
    Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus at samba.org>

Another question: why does SPU_FS select MEMORY_HOTPLUG?

commit 4da30d15b6d5036b0d96422d6946ca758111fae3
Author: Geoff Levand <geoffrey.levand at am.sony.com>
Date:   Fri Jun 23 20:57:49 2006 +0200

    [POWERPC] spufs: fix memory hotplug dependency

    spufs_base.c calls __add_pages, which depends on CONFIG_MEMORY_HOTPLUG.

    Moved the selection of CONFIG_MEMORY_HOTPLUG from CONFIG_SPUFS_MMAP

    Signed-off-by: Geoff Levand <geoffrey.levand at am.sony.com>
    Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd.bergmann at de.ibm.com>
    Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus at samba.org>

However, the call to __add_pages() has been moved a few times afterwards,
to be finally removed in the aforementioned commit

Does it still build/work if you just drop the "select MEMORY_HOTPLUG"?



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