[U-Boot] [PATCH] Revert "part: Allocate only one legacy_mbr buffer"
Alexey.Brodkin at synopsys.com
Wed Sep 4 12:57:39 UTC 2019
> >>> I guess what you really want to do is to allocate buffer for "mbr"
> >>> dynamically of size which is max(sizeof(legacy_mbr), dev_desc->blksz).
> >> With the assumption that blksz is always greater than
> >> sizeof(legacy_mbr), this should work:
> >> ALLOC_CACHE_ALIGN_BUFFER(legacy_mbr, mbr, DIV_ROUND_UP(dev_desc->blksz,
> >> sizeof(legacy_mbr)));
> > No this won't work. See ALLOC_CACHE_ALIGN_BUFFER does static allocation
> > in compile-time while blksz is set in runtime.
> > That's why I mentioned switch to runtime allocation.
> Hmm. So the problem isn't as much about allocating too much in the
> buffer but about using dynamically determined size for static array
In fact it was a problem of huge static allocation I discovered just by
chance building U-Boot for a very memory-limited device, see .
> This is being used all over this disk/part_dos.c file.
> Shouldn't we fix all of that? Not sure how it has been working all along.
That part I don't quite understand. What's being used, where and how?
And what's the problem with dynamic allocation of the buffer for MBR?
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