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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 01/11] mm: x86: move _PAGE_SWP_SOFT_DIRTY from bit 7 to bit 1
On 04/21/2017 02:17 AM, Zi Yan wrote:
> From: Naoya Horiguchi <>
> pmd_present() checks _PAGE_PSE along with _PAGE_PRESENT to avoid
> false negative return when it races with thp spilt
> (during which _PAGE_PRESENT is temporary cleared.) I don't think that
> dropping _PAGE_PSE check in pmd_present() works well because it can
> hurt optimization of tlb handling in thp split.
> In the current kernel, bits 1-4 are not used in non-present format
> since commit 00839ee3b299 ("x86/mm: Move swap offset/type up in PTE to
> work around erratum"). So let's move _PAGE_SWP_SOFT_DIRTY to bit 1.
> Bit 7 is used as reserved (always clear), so please don't use it for
> other purpose.
> Signed-off-by: Naoya Horiguchi <>
> Signed-off-by: Zi Yan <>

+Dave Hansen
+Andi Kleen


Does this change looks okay ? Its been on the list for some time
now. Could you please have a look into this and lets us know your
inputs/suggestions/comments ? Thank you.

- Anshuman

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