[RFC][-mm PATCH 1/8] Memory controller resource counters (v3)

Balbir Singh balbir at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Sat Jul 21 10:00:57 PDT 2007


Paul Menage wrote:
> On 7/20/07, Balbir Singh <balbir at linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
>> +
>> +ssize_t res_counter_read(struct res_counter *counter, int member,
>> +               const char __user *userbuf, size_t nbytes, loff_t *pos)
>> +{
>> +       unsigned long *val;
>> +       char buf[64], *s;
>> +
>> +       s = buf;
>> +       val = res_counter_member(counter, member);
>> +       s += sprintf(s, "%lu\n", *val);
>> +       return simple_read_from_buffer((void __user *)userbuf, nbytes,
>> +                       pos, buf, s - buf);
>> +}
> 
> I think it should be possible to use the support built-in to task
> containers to export a uint64 rather than having to create a separate
> function here.
> 

That sounds like an easy thing to do, but that means we need to standardize
on the uint64 data type for all platforms.

>> +
>> +ssize_t res_counter_write(struct res_counter *counter, int member,
>> +               const char __user *userbuf, size_t nbytes, loff_t *pos)
>> +{
>> +       int ret;
>> +       char *buf, *end;
>> +       unsigned long tmp, *val;
>> +
>> +       buf = kmalloc(nbytes + 1, GFP_KERNEL);
>> +       ret = -ENOMEM;
>> +       if (buf == NULL)
>> +               goto out;
>> +
>> +       buf[nbytes] = '\0';
>> +       ret = -EFAULT;
>> +       if (copy_from_user(buf, userbuf, nbytes))
>> +               goto out_free;
>> +
>> +       ret = -EINVAL;
>> +       tmp = simple_strtoul(buf, &end, 10);
>> +       if (*end != '\0')
>> +               goto out_free;
>> +
>> +       val = res_counter_member(counter, member);
>> +       *val = tmp;
>> +       ret = nbytes;
>> +out_free:
>> +       kfree(buf);
>> +out:
>> +       return ret;
>> +}
> 
> I should probably add a generic "write uint64" wraper to task
> containers as well.
> 

Sounds good, that will be really helpful.

> Paul
> 
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-- 
	Warm Regards,
	Balbir Singh
	Linux Technology Center
	IBM, ISTL


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