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authorHugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>2011-08-03 16:21:18 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2011-08-03 14:25:22 -1000
commit6328650bb4d854a7dc1498d1c0048b838b0d340c (patch)
tree0e265dc86f7c4451647c1e227843cdd1530f9651 /mm/filemap.c
parent70d327198a434edb95b3d858bc8010b8add28e3e (diff)
downloadlinaro-lsk-6328650bb4d854a7dc1498d1c0048b838b0d340c.tar.gz
radix_tree: exceptional entries and indices
A patchset to extend tmpfs to MAX_LFS_FILESIZE by abandoning its peculiar swap vector, instead keeping a file's swap entries in the same radix tree as its struct page pointers: thus saving memory, and simplifying its code and locking. This patch: The radix_tree is used by several subsystems for different purposes. A major use is to store the struct page pointers of a file's pagecache for memory management. But what if mm wanted to store something other than page pointers there too? The low bit of a radix_tree entry is already used to denote an indirect pointer, for internal use, and the unlikely radix_tree_deref_retry() case. Define the next bit as denoting an exceptional entry, and supply inline functions radix_tree_exception() to return non-0 in either unlikely case, and radix_tree_exceptional_entry() to return non-0 in the second case. If a subsystem already uses radix_tree with that bit set, no problem: it does not affect internal workings at all, but is defined for the convenience of those storing well-aligned pointers in the radix_tree. The radix_tree_gang_lookups have an implicit assumption that the caller can deduce the offset of each entry returned e.g. by the page->index of a struct page. But that may not be feasible for some kinds of item to be stored there. radix_tree_gang_lookup_slot() allow for an optional indices argument, output array in which to return those offsets. The same could be added to other radix_tree_gang_lookups, but for now keep it to the only one for which we need it. Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com> Acked-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm/filemap.c')
-rw-r--r--mm/filemap.c4
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/mm/filemap.c b/mm/filemap.c
index 867d40222ec..b83aebfd0a0 100644
--- a/mm/filemap.c
+++ b/mm/filemap.c
@@ -840,7 +840,7 @@ unsigned find_get_pages(struct address_space *mapping, pgoff_t start,
rcu_read_lock();
restart:
nr_found = radix_tree_gang_lookup_slot(&mapping->page_tree,
- (void ***)pages, start, nr_pages);
+ (void ***)pages, NULL, start, nr_pages);
ret = 0;
for (i = 0; i < nr_found; i++) {
struct page *page;
@@ -903,7 +903,7 @@ unsigned find_get_pages_contig(struct address_space *mapping, pgoff_t index,
rcu_read_lock();
restart:
nr_found = radix_tree_gang_lookup_slot(&mapping->page_tree,
- (void ***)pages, index, nr_pages);
+ (void ***)pages, NULL, index, nr_pages);
ret = 0;
for (i = 0; i < nr_found; i++) {
struct page *page;