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SubjectRe: [patch 2/6] mmu_notifier: Callbacks to invalidate address ranges
On Tue, 29 Jan 2008, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> > + mmu_notifier(invalidate_range, mm, address,
> > + address + PAGE_SIZE - 1, 0);
> > page_table = pte_offset_map_lock(mm, pmd, address, &ptl);
> > if (likely(pte_same(*page_table, orig_pte))) {
> > if (old_page) {
>
> What's the point of invalidate_range when the size is PAGE_SIZE? And
> how can it be right to invalidate_range _before_ ptep_clear_flush?

I am not sure. AFAICT you wrote that code.

It seems to be okay to invalidate range if you hold mmap_sem writably. In
that case no additional faults can happen that would create new ptes.





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