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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/6] freepgt: free_pgtables shakeup
On Sat, 26 Mar 2005, Russell King wrote:
> I don't think it'll be invasive to push my get_pgd_slow() fix before
> these freepgt patches appear. For the record, this is the patch I'm
> using at present. With a bit more effort, I could probably eliminate
> pmd_alloc (and therefore the unnecessary spinlocking) here.

Your get_pgd_slow patch looks good to me. Yes, it slightly increases
the assumptions here about what is done in common, to the extent of a
pmd_populate, but even the nr_page_table_pages adjustment just nicely
balances what you were already having to do in free_pgd_slow.

Sorry for dumping you suddenly into this with my BUG_ON(mm->nr_ptes),
but I think we all agree it's a worthwhile check now. And sorry for
being so slow to respond, but I needed to think through what's right
for your case.

I'll write separately about Nick's FIRST_USER_ADDRESS patch,
I'm still puzzled, and not quite happy with that one.

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