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SubjectRe: Page aging broken in 2.6

> ARM would strictly need the flush as well. I seem to vaguely remember,
> however, that when this code went in there was some discussion about
> this very topic, and it was decided that the flush was not critical.
> Indeed, 2.4 seems to have the same logic concerning not flushing the
> PTE:
> /* Don't look at this pte if it's been accessed recently. */
> if ((vma->vm_flags & VM_LOCKED) || ptep_test_and_clear_young(page_table)) {
> mark_page_accessed(page);
> return 0;
> }

I can imagine that an architecture with TLBs will usually evict
the entry from the TLB sooner or later and the accessed bit will end
up beeing set again. On PPC, that isn't the case, the entry can well
stay a loooong time in the hash and if not evicted, _PAGE_ACCESSED
will never be set again.


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