Re: [PATCH] fix for-loop in sn_hwperf_geoid_to_cnode()

From: Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas_at_hp.com>
Date: 2006-03-10 04:57:09
On Thursday 09 March 2006 09:12, Robin Holt wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 08, 2006 at 04:55:45PM -0700, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> > On Wednesday 08 March 2006 15:02, Dean Roe wrote:
> > > Are you saying you *really* want a for_each_sn_cnode() macro?  I guess
> > > we can go that route if necessary...I just prefer the one-line change
> > > rather than changing 4-5 files when we aren't really sure yet what the
> > > final implementation will look like.
> > 
> > I saw his response, but it wasn't clear to me what ACPI 3.0 is going
> > to solve.  Are you saying that with ACPI 3.0, you will be able to
> > use for_each_node()?
> 
> The node informatoin is stored in a single byte.  With the introduction
> of I/O only nodes, we can easily exceed the 512 node limit placed on
> the byte size.  ACPI 3.0 should raise that node limit to at least a
> 16-bit word.

I'm only trying to point out that you should be able to separate the
for_each_XXX() interface from the current ACPI limit.

> > If that's the case, my question is, why can't you use for_each_node()
> > today, and use some interim hack to fill in node_possible_map?
> 
> The node field size does not allow for it.

Which node field doesn't allow it?  for_each_node() uses the
node_possible_mask bitmap, which can be any size you need.

> > If not, what "for_each_XXX" macro are you planning to use when
> > you have ACPI 3.0?
> 
> Not sure yet because ACPI 3.0 is still way off in the future.  We
> will know more when that time comes.

If you think for_each_node() is the correct interface to use here,
just use it, and make node_possible_mask large enough.  That means
you might need some glue code deal with the fact that ACPI 2.0
can't populate the whole thing, but that's not a problem.

If you think you need something other than for_each_node(), why
not just take a stab at defining the correct interface now, and
fix it later if you need to?  I think that's better than putting
in something that you *know* will need to be changed later.
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