[PATCH v7 45/50] drivers/of: Avoid recursively calling unflatten_dt_node()

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Fri May 13 17:16:47 AEST 2016

On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 5:07 PM, Rob Herring <robherring2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 7:12 AM, Gavin Shan <gwshan at linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
>> In current implementation, unflatten_dt_node() is called recursively
>> to unflatten device nodes in FDT blob. It's stress to limited stack
>> capacity.
> Did you actually hit a problem?
> Now we have a max depth of 64. Seems like that should be plenty... Any
> idea how this compares to when we run out of stack space?

FWIW, on arm64:

drivers/of/fdt.c:443:1: warning: the frame size of 1136 bytes is
larger than 1024 bytes [-Wframe-larger-than=]



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