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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/9] mm: add apply_to_page_range_batch()
    On 01/11/2011 08:26 AM, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
    > . snip..
    >> static int apply_to_pte_range(struct mm_struct *mm, pmd_t *pmd,
    >> unsigned long addr, unsigned long end,
    >> - pte_fn_t fn, void *data)
    >> + pte_batch_fn_t fn, void *data)
    >> {
    >> pte_t *pte;
    >> int err;
    >> - pgtable_t token;
    >> spinlock_t *uninitialized_var(ptl);
    >>
    >> pte = (mm == &init_mm) ?
    >> @@ -1940,25 +1939,17 @@ static int apply_to_pte_range(struct mm_struct *mm, pmd_t *pmd,
    >> BUG_ON(pmd_huge(*pmd));
    >>
    >> arch_enter_lazy_mmu_mode();
    >> -
    >> - token = pmd_pgtable(*pmd);
    >> -
    >> - do {
    >> - err = fn(pte++, addr, data);
    >> - if (err)
    >> - break;
    >> - } while (addr += PAGE_SIZE, addr != end);
    >> -
    >> + err = fn(pte, (end - addr) / PAGE_SIZE, addr, data);
    >> arch_leave_lazy_mmu_mode();
    >>
    >> if (mm != &init_mm)
    >> - pte_unmap_unlock(pte-1, ptl);
    >> + pte_unmap_unlock(pte, ptl);
    > That looks like a bug fix as well? Did this hit us before the change or was
    > it masked by the fact that the code never go to here?

    No, it isn't. In the original code, "pte" would end up pointing into
    the next page as the end state of the loop; the "-1" points it back to
    the correct page. With the new version, pte remains unchanged.

    J


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