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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00 of 10] x86: unify asm/pgtable.h
Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@goop.org> wrote:
>
>
>> This isn't correct, because it will set _PAGE_GLOBAL on 32-bit
>> unconditionally. It needs to be something like:
>>
>
> hm, why is that a problem? Ah, the VDSO page must not be global-mapped,
> right? It's getting late here, i should stop modifying the kernel ;)
>

No, because old processors don't support global pages, and the 32-bit
setup code makes sure to only set _PAGE_GLOBAL in __PAGE_KERNEL once it
has been identified, whereas 64-bit can assume its always present.

Erk. Hm. The old pgtable_64.h defines both PAGE_KERNEL_VSYSCALL, which
is global, and PAGE_KERNEL_VSYSCALL32 which is not. However, it looks
like PAGE_KERNEL_VSYSCALL is used exactly once in setting up a fixmap,
and PAGE_KERNEL_VSYSCALL32 is not used at all.

>> +#define GLOBAL_PGPROT(prot) __pgprot(prot | _PAGE_GLOBAL)
>> +
>> +#define PAGE_KERNEL GLOBAL_PGPROT(__PAGE_KERNEL)
>> +#define PAGE_KERNEL_RO GLOBAL_PGPROT(__PAGE_KERNEL_RO)
>> +#define PAGE_KERNEL_EXEC GLOBAL_PGPROT(__PAGE_KERNEL_EXEC)
>> +#define PAGE_KERNEL_RX GLOBAL_PGPROT(__PAGE_KERNEL_RX)
>> +#define PAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHE GLOBAL_PGPROT(__PAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHE)
>> +#define PAGE_KERNEL_LARGE GLOBAL_PGPROT(__PAGE_KERNEL_LARGE)
>> +#define PAGE_KERNEL_LARGE_EXEC GLOBAL_PGPROT(__PAGE_KERNEL_LARGE_EXEC)
>> +#define PAGE_KERNEL_VSYSCALL GLOBAL_PGPROT(__PAGE_KERNEL_VSYSCALL)
>> +#define PAGE_KERNEL_VSYSCALL_NOCACHE GLOBAL_PGPROT(__PAGE_KERNEL_VSYSCALL_NOCACHE)
>>
>
> i suspect you wanted to make GLOBAL_PGPROT a NOP on 32-bit?
>

Yeah, cut'n'paste from a stale buffer.

> but i think it would be better to just do this distinction for the
> PAGE_KERNEL_VSYSCALL?
>

? The _PAGE_GLOBAL issue is distinct from the VSYSCALL one.

J


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