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SubjectRe: [PATCH] double flush_page_to_ram
   From: Andrea Arcangeli <>
Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 15:01:46 +0200

On Thu, May 09, 2002 at 04:56:43AM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
> Wrong, consider the case where we do early COW in do_no_page, you miss
> a flush on the new-new page.

so you mean we need a flush_page_to_ram also before the
copy_user_highpage to be sure we copy uptodate contents of the
pagecache? (possibly mapped writeable elsewhere in the user address

That is correct.

The fact that this ends up with multiple flushes is one of
several reasons why Documentation/cachetlb.txt encourages
ports to move to the newer way to handle this (flush_dcache_page()
plus bits in {copy,clear}_user_page() to handle the cache issues
and not using flush_page_to_ram() at all).

Franks a lot,
David S. Miller
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