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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/5] x86: add executable mapping support to ioremap
On Jan 31, 2008 9:00 PM, Thomas Gleixner <> wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Jan 2008, Huang, Ying wrote:
> > This patch makes ioremap() can be used to map pages as executable,
> > this is needed by EFI support.
> > +extern void __iomem *__ioremap(unsigned long phys_addr, unsigned long size,
> > + enum ioremap_mode mode,
> > + enum ioremap_xmode xmode);
> > +
> Why do you want to add a new API?
> addr = ioremap(phys_addr, len);
> set_memory_x(addr);
> should do what you want already. I think Arjan was not very clear in
> his reply yesterday.

In current implementation, change_page_attr() can be used to change
identity map only. At least I can find __pa() are used in
change_page_attr_addr() to get physical address. So I think
change_page_attr() should be fixed firstly.

> We tried to avoid the intermingling of ioremap and the page attribute
> settings. We just kept the cached/uncached part.
> Now thinking about it further, we should probably fully decouple the
> mapping and the attribute change and remove the enum argument from
> __ioremap and change the implementations of ioremap_cached and
> ioremap_uncached to do the attribute setting after the remap.
> That way ioremap_chached and ioremap_uncached just would become what
> they should be: conveniance functions for the developers.

If the memory area be ioremap() has identity map too. We need two
set_memory_xxx(addr). That is, we need:

addr = ioremap(phys_addr, len);
if (phys_addr < (end_pfn_mapped >> PAGE_SHIFT))

Maybe we can hide the fact of identity map into set_memory_xxx(), just
specify the physical address to set_memory_xxx() too.

Best Regards,
Huang Ying

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