Re: [patch 07/18] v4l: nopage

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* Andrew Morton <[email protected]> wrote:

> On Wed, 05 Dec 2007 18:15:54 +1100
> [email protected] wrote:
> > +static int
> > +videobuf_vm_fault(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct vm_fault *vmf)
> >  {
> >  	struct page *page;
> >  
> > -	dprintk(3,"nopage: fault @ %08lx [vma %08lx-%08lx]\n",
> > -		vaddr,vma->vm_start,vma->vm_end);
> > -	if (vaddr > vma->vm_end)
> > -		return NOPAGE_SIGBUS;
> > +	dprintk(3,"fault: fault @ %08lx [vma %08lx-%08lx]\n",
> > +		(unsigned long)vmf->virtual_address,vma->vm_start,vma->vm_end);
> >  	page = alloc_page(GFP_USER | __GFP_DMA32);
> >  	if (!page)
> > -		return NOPAGE_OOM;
> > +		return VM_FAULT_OOM;
> >  	clear_user_page(page_address(page), vaddr, page);
> This didn't compile on sparc64 because `vaddr' is undefined.
> Let us see why:
> #define clear_user_page(page, vaddr, pg)	clear_page(page)
> #define copy_user_page(to, from, vaddr, pg)	copy_page(to, from)
> #define __alloc_zeroed_user_highpage(movableflags, vma, vaddr) \
> 	alloc_page_vma(GFP_HIGHUSER | __GFP_ZERO | movableflags, vma, vaddr)
> root cause: lack of argument checking on x86 due to stupid macros.
> Could someone *please* start a little project of extirpating this 
> utter brain damage?  Convert those macros to typechecked static 
> inlines on x86 (at least) so this sort of thing (which happens again 
> and again and again) is lessened?

i wanted to write a reply to suggest a checkpatch policy for this. When 
i noticed this sentence at the end of your mail:

> macros are such miserable things.  I wonder if we could get checkpatch 
> to help out here?

/me too :-)

any policy that gets into's default output is a policy for 
arch/x86 patch merging. (as long as it's not a false positive) And 
because we do all these unifications the effects of 
permeate basically every aspect of arch/x86.

one approach would be to make new macros in include/* a no-no. That 
would hurt a few of the legitimate uses though, so maybe a useful 
refinement would be to check the structure of macros: are arguments used 
twice (side-effect), are arguments unused (typechecking dager), are 
arguments cast (type-loss danger), etc. Looks very hard to implement 
though :-/ Andy, what do you think?

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