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SubjectRe: 2.6.10-rc1-mm3

* Andi Kleen <> wrote:

> > The solution is to clip both 'first' and 'last' to PML4_SIZE boundary.
> > Since when we calculate 'first' we add at least +PML4_SIZE to the value,
> > it is safe to clip 'first'. It is obviously safe to clip 'last'.
> It's a bit tricky because on 3level architectures it clips on PGDs,
> not PML4s, otherwise it would never free any pagetables. But the
> if()s check that correctly.

indeed ... But in the do_munmap() case we dont even clip to PGD
boundary. So shouldnt we at least do the patch below?


--- linux/mm/mmap.c.orig
+++ linux/mm/mmap.c
@@ -1545,7 +1545,7 @@ no_mmaps:
if (pml4_index(last) > start_pml4_index ||
pgd_index(last) > start_pgd_index) {
- clear_page_range(tlb, first & PML4_MASK, last & PML4_MASK);
+ clear_page_range(tlb, first & PGDIR_MASK, last & PGDIR_MASK);
flush_tlb_pgtables(mm, first & PML4_MASK, last & PML4_MASK);
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