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authorCody P Schafer <cody@linux.vnet.ibm.com>2013-09-11 14:25:10 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-09-11 15:59:19 -0700
commit9dee5c51516d2c3fff22633c1272c5652e68075a (patch)
treeb8d1811b0357a74c720008911e06559f772ce731 /lib/rbtree.c
parentblock/partitions/efi.c: consistently use pr_foo() (diff)
rbtree: add postorder iteration functions
Postorder iteration yields all of a node's children prior to yielding the node itself, and this particular implementation also avoids examining the leaf links in a node after that node has been yielded. In what I expect will be its most common usage, postorder iteration allows the deletion of every node in an rbtree without modifying the rbtree nodes (no _requirement_ that they be nulled) while avoiding referencing child nodes after they have been "deleted" (most commonly, freed). I have only updated zswap to use this functionality at this point, but numerous bits of code (most notably in the filesystem drivers) use a hand rolled postorder iteration that NULLs child links as it traverses the tree. Each of those instances could be replaced with this common implementation. 1 & 2 add rbtree postorder iteration functions. 3 adds testing of the iteration to the rbtree runtime tests 4 allows building the rbtree runtime tests as builtins 5 updates zswap. This patch: Add postorder iteration functions for rbtree. These are useful for safely freeing an entire rbtree without modifying the tree at all. Signed-off-by: Cody P Schafer <cody@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Reviewed-by: Seth Jennings <sjenning@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: David Woodhouse <David.Woodhouse@intel.com> Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Cc: Michel Lespinasse <walken@google.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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1 files changed, 40 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/lib/rbtree.c b/lib/rbtree.c
index c0e31fe2fabf..65f4effd117f 100644
--- a/lib/rbtree.c
+++ b/lib/rbtree.c
@@ -518,3 +518,43 @@ void rb_replace_node(struct rb_node *victim, struct rb_node *new,
*new = *victim;
+static struct rb_node *rb_left_deepest_node(const struct rb_node *node)
+ for (;;) {
+ if (node->rb_left)
+ node = node->rb_left;
+ else if (node->rb_right)
+ node = node->rb_right;
+ else
+ return (struct rb_node *)node;
+ }
+struct rb_node *rb_next_postorder(const struct rb_node *node)
+ const struct rb_node *parent;
+ if (!node)
+ return NULL;
+ parent = rb_parent(node);
+ /* If we're sitting on node, we've already seen our children */
+ if (parent && node == parent->rb_left && parent->rb_right) {
+ /* If we are the parent's left node, go to the parent's right
+ * node then all the way down to the left */
+ return rb_left_deepest_node(parent->rb_right);
+ } else
+ /* Otherwise we are the parent's right node, and the parent
+ * should be next */
+ return (struct rb_node *)parent;
+struct rb_node *rb_first_postorder(const struct rb_root *root)
+ if (!root->rb_node)
+ return NULL;
+ return rb_left_deepest_node(root->rb_node);