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authorCesar Eduardo Barros <cesarb@cesarb.net>2010-08-09 17:18:32 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-08-09 20:44:54 -0700
commit597781f3e51f48ef8e67be772196d9e9673752c4 (patch)
tree6e1974bc899889da40f2fde47b04a5ece0bd3399 /arch/mips/include
parent3edd4fc9537d95e460d502987c63a90d6b9a7a82 (diff)
kmap_atomic: make kunmap_atomic() harder to misuse
kunmap_atomic() is currently at level -4 on Rusty's "Hard To Misuse" list[1] ("Follow common convention and you'll get it wrong"), except in some architectures when CONFIG_DEBUG_HIGHMEM is set[2][3]. kunmap() takes a pointer to a struct page; kunmap_atomic(), however, takes takes a pointer to within the page itself. This seems to once in a while trip people up (the convention they are following is the one from kunmap()). Make it much harder to misuse, by moving it to level 9 on Rusty's list[4] ("The compiler/linker won't let you get it wrong"). This is done by refusing to build if the type of its first argument is a pointer to a struct page. The real kunmap_atomic() is renamed to kunmap_atomic_notypecheck() (which is what you would call in case for some strange reason calling it with a pointer to a struct page is not incorrect in your code). The previous version of this patch was compile tested on x86-64. [1] http://ozlabs.org/~rusty/index.cgi/tech/2008-04-01.html [2] In these cases, it is at level 5, "Do it right or it will always break at runtime." [3] At least mips and powerpc look very similar, and sparc also seems to share a common ancestor with both; there seems to be quite some degree of copy-and-paste coding here. The include/asm/highmem.h file for these three archs mention x86 CPUs at its top. [4] http://ozlabs.org/~rusty/index.cgi/tech/2008-03-30.html [5] As an aside, could someone tell me why mn10300 uses unsigned long as the first parameter of kunmap_atomic() instead of void *? Signed-off-by: Cesar Eduardo Barros <cesarb@cesarb.net> Cc: Russell King <linux@arm.linux.org.uk> (arch/arm) Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org> (arch/mips) Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> (arch/frv, arch/mn10300) Cc: Koichi Yasutake <yasutake.koichi@jp.panasonic.com> (arch/mn10300) Cc: Kyle McMartin <kyle@mcmartin.ca> (arch/parisc) Cc: Helge Deller <deller@gmx.de> (arch/parisc) Cc: "James E.J. Bottomley" <jejb@parisc-linux.org> (arch/parisc) Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> (arch/powerpc) Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> (arch/powerpc) Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net> (arch/sparc) Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> (arch/x86) Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com> (arch/x86) Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> (arch/x86) Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> (include/asm-generic) Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> ("Hard To Misuse" list) Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch/mips/include')
-rw-r--r--arch/mips/include/asm/highmem.h4
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/arch/mips/include/asm/highmem.h b/arch/mips/include/asm/highmem.h
index 25adfb02923d..75753ca73bfd 100644
--- a/arch/mips/include/asm/highmem.h
+++ b/arch/mips/include/asm/highmem.h
@@ -48,14 +48,14 @@ extern void kunmap_high(struct page *page);
extern void *__kmap(struct page *page);
extern void __kunmap(struct page *page);
extern void *__kmap_atomic(struct page *page, enum km_type type);
-extern void __kunmap_atomic(void *kvaddr, enum km_type type);
+extern void __kunmap_atomic_notypecheck(void *kvaddr, enum km_type type);
extern void *kmap_atomic_pfn(unsigned long pfn, enum km_type type);
extern struct page *__kmap_atomic_to_page(void *ptr);
#define kmap __kmap
#define kunmap __kunmap
#define kmap_atomic __kmap_atomic
-#define kunmap_atomic __kunmap_atomic
+#define kunmap_atomic_notypecheck __kunmap_atomic_notypecheck
#define kmap_atomic_to_page __kmap_atomic_to_page
#define flush_cache_kmaps() flush_cache_all()

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