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SubjectRe: FW: [PATCH] powerpc/mm: Export HPAGE_SHIFT
On Wed, 04 Feb 2009 12:50:48 +1100 Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 2009-02-03 at 17:08 -0800, Roland Dreier wrote:
> > Forwarding Eli's patch below, since PowerPC guys may have missed it. I
> > guess the question for Ben et al is whether there is any issue with
> > exporting HPAGE_SHIFT for modules (can be EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL if you feel
> > it's an internal detail). It would probably make sense to roll this
> > change into the mlx4 change that Eli alludes to below and merge through
> > my tree (with ppc maintainer acks of course), rather than splitting this
> > patch out and introducing cross-tree dependencies (and also separating
> > the rationale for the change from the change itself).
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Roland
> >
> >
> > Drivers may want to take advantage of the large pages used for memory obtained
> > from hugetlbfs. One example is mlx4_ib which can use much less MTT entries (in
> > the order of HPAGE_SIZE / PAGE_SIZE) when registering such memory, thus scale
> > significantly better when registering larger memory regions. Other drivers
> > could also benefit from this.
>
> Except that we support multiple large page sizes nowadays ... I think
> the size can be specified per mountpoint of hugetlbfs no ? Thus things
> like mellanox would have to query the page size used for a given
> mapping.
>
> Do the generic hugetlbfs code provides such an API ? If not, we may need
> to add one.
>

I think it's something like

huge_page_size(page_hstate(page))



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