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SubjectRE: Hugetlb demanding paging for -mm tree
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Chen, Kenneth W <mailto:kenneth.w.chen@intel.com> wrote on Monday,
August 09, 2004 11:19 AM:

> William Lee Irwin III wrote on Friday, August 06, 2004 2:08 PM
>> On Fri, Aug 06, 2004 at 01:55:38PM -0700, Chen, Kenneth W wrote:
>>> diff -Nurp linux-2.6.7/mm/hugetlb.c linux-2.6.7.hugetlb/mm/hugetlb.c
>>> --- linux-2.6.7/mm/hugetlb.c 2004-08-06 11:44:59.000000000
-0700
>>> +++ linux-2.6.7.hugetlb/mm/hugetlb.c 2004-08-06
13:15:24.000000000
>>> -0700 @@ -276,9 +276,10 @@ retry: }
>>>
>>> spin_lock(&mm->page_table_lock);
>>> - if (pte_none(*pte))
>>> + if (pte_none(*pte)) {
>>> set_huge_pte(mm, vma, page, pte, vma->vm_flags &
VM_WRITE);
>>> - else + update_mmu_cache(vma, addr, *pte);
>>> + } else
>>> put_page(page);
>>> out:
>>> spin_unlock(&mm->page_table_lock);
>>
>> update_mmu_cache() does not appear to check the size of the
>> translation to be established in many architectures. e.g. on
>> arch/ia64/ it does flush_icache_range(addr, addr + PAGE_SIZE)
>> unconditionally, and only sets PG_arch_1 on a single struct page.
>> Similar comments apply to sparc64 and ppc64; I didn't check any
>> others.
>
> I suppose this is fixable in update_mmu_cache() where it can check the
> type of pte and do appropriate sizing and other things. ia64 would
> have
> to check the address instead of looking at the pte.


Why do we need update_mmu_cache for hugepages?
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