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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH -mm] Make swsusp work on i386 with PAE

> The purpose of the appended patch is to make swsusp work on i386 with PAE,
> but it should also allow i386 systems without PSE to use swsusp.
> The patch creates temporary page tables located in resume-safe page frames
> during the resume and uses them for restoring the suspend image (the same
> approach is used on x86-64).
> It has been tested on an i386 system with PAE and survived several
> suspend-resume cycles in a row, but I have no systems without PSE, so that
> requires some testing.

Thanks, looks okay to me. I guess Andi Kleen would be right person to
review it in detail?

Lack of assembly modifications is good.

I guess this should be now removed? (include/asm-i386/suspend.h)

/* If you want to make non-PSE machine work, turn off paging
in swsusp_arch_suspend. swsusp_pg_dir should have identity mapping, so
it could work... */
if (!cpu_has_pse) {
printk(KERN_ERR "PSE is required for swsusp.\n");
return -EPERM;

> +/*
> + * Create a middle page table on a resume-safe page and put a pointer to it in
> + * the given global directory entry. This only returns the gd entry
> + * in non-PAE compilation mode, since the middle layer is folded.
> + */
> +static pmd_t *resume_one_md_table_init(pgd_t *pgd)
> +{
> + pud_t *pud;
> + pmd_t *pmd_table;
> +
> +#ifdef CONFIG_X86_PAE
> + pmd_table = (pmd_t *)get_safe_page(GFP_ATOMIC);
> + if (!pmd_table)
> + return pmd_table;

I'd do plain old return NULL; here.

> + /* Map with big pages if possible, otherwise create
> + * normal page tables.
> + * NOTE: We can mark everything as executable here
> + */
> + if (cpu_has_pse) {
> + set_pmd(pmd, pfn_pmd(pfn, PAGE_KERNEL_LARGE_EXEC));
> + pfn += PTRS_PER_PTE;

Perhaps disabling PSE here can help getting some testing?

Okay, I guess I should really test this one... Seems good enough for
-mm to me, but it should preferably stay there for a _long_ time.
(cesky, pictures)
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