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SubjectRe: fix CONFIG_HIGHPTE
William Lee Irwin III wrote:
>
> Minimalistic fix. Perhaps rough at the edges but I can clean the
> ugliness ppl care about when they complain. 2.5.30 successfully booted
> & ran userspace on a 16-way NUMA-Q with 16GB of RAM with this patch
> and CONFIG_HIGHPTE enabled.

Thanks, Bill. It doesn't seem any uglier than anything else highmem-related.

> ...
> +#define rmap_ptep_map(pte_paddr) \
> +({ \
> + unsigned long pfn = (unsigned long)(pte_paddr >> PAGE_SHIFT); \
> + unsigned long idx = __pte_offset(((unsigned long)pte_paddr)); \
> + (pte_t *)kmap_atomic(pfn_to_page(pfn), KM_PTE2) + idx; \
> +})

Could be an inline?

> +static inline rmap_ptep_map(pte_addr_t pte_paddr)
> +{
> + return (pte_t *)pte_paddr;
> +}

Better try compiling that ;)

> ...
> --- 1.66/include/linux/mm.h Thu Aug 1 12:30:06 2002
> +++ edited/include/linux/mm.h Fri Aug 2 22:24:40 2002
> @@ -161,7 +161,7 @@
> union {
> struct pte_chain * chain; /* Reverse pte mapping pointer.
> * protected by PG_chainlock */
> - pte_t * direct;
> + pte_addr_t direct;
> } pte;

Four more bytes into struct page. I bet that hurt.

> ...
> struct pte_chain {
> struct pte_chain * next;
> - pte_t * ptep;
> + pte_addr_t ptep;
> };

We'll get fifteen pte_addr_t's per pte_chain on a P4 with the
array-of-pteps-per-pte_chain patch.

And we'll need that, to reduce load on KM_PTECHAIN. Because
there's no point in pte_highmem without also having pte_chain_highmem,
yes?

Which means either going back to a custom allocator or teaching
slab about highmem and kmap_atomic. (Probably a custom allocator;
internal fragmentation on 32/64/128 byte pte_chains won't be tooooo
bad, presumably).
We're piling more and more crap in there to support these pte_chains.
How much is too much?

Is it likely that large pages and/or shared pagetables would allow us to
place pagetables and pte_chains in the direct-mapped region, avoid all
this?
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