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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] proc: clear_refs: do not clear reserved pages
On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 04:19:43AM +0000, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Jan 2012, Will Deacon wrote:
> > Something like what I've got below seems to do the trick, and clear_refs
> > also seems to behave when it's presented with the gate_vma. If Russell is
> > happy with the approach, we can move to the gate_vma in the future.
> I like it much better, although I haven't tested it fully yet.
>
> However your patch is missing the worst of the current ARM hack I would
> be glad to see go as follows:
>
> diff --git a/arch/arm/include/asm/mmu_context.h b/arch/arm/include/asm/mmu_context.h
> index 71605d9f8e..876e545297 100644
> --- a/arch/arm/include/asm/mmu_context.h
> +++ b/arch/arm/include/asm/mmu_context.h
> @@ -18,6 +18,7 @@
> #include <asm/cacheflush.h>
> #include <asm/cachetype.h>
> #include <asm/proc-fns.h>
> +#include <asm-generic/mm_hooks.h>
>
> void __check_kvm_seq(struct mm_struct *mm);
>
> @@ -133,32 +135,4 @@ switch_mm(struct mm_struct *prev, struct mm_struct *next,
> #define deactivate_mm(tsk,mm) do { } while (0)
> #define activate_mm(prev,next) switch_mm(prev, next, NULL)
>
> -/*
> - * We are inserting a "fake" vma for the user-accessible vector page so
> - * gdb and friends can get to it through ptrace and /proc/<pid>/mem.
> - * But we also want to remove it before the generic code gets to see it
> - * during process exit or the unmapping of it would cause total havoc.
> - * (the macro is used as remove_vma() is static to mm/mmap.c)
> - */
> -#define arch_exit_mmap(mm) \
> -do { \
> - struct vm_area_struct *high_vma = find_vma(mm, 0xffff0000); \
> - if (high_vma) { \
> - BUG_ON(high_vma->vm_next); /* it should be last */ \
> - if (high_vma->vm_prev) \
> - high_vma->vm_prev->vm_next = NULL; \
> - else \
> - mm->mmap = NULL; \
> - rb_erase(&high_vma->vm_rb, &mm->mm_rb); \
> - mm->mmap_cache = NULL; \
> - mm->map_count--; \
> - remove_vma(high_vma); \
> - } \
> -} while (0)
> -
> -static inline void arch_dup_mmap(struct mm_struct *oldmm,
> - struct mm_struct *mm)
> -{
> -}
> -
> #endif

Nice, I missed those hunks! I'm more than happy to include this for v2
(which I'll just post to the ARM list). I'll also give this some testing on
the boards that I have.

Thanks,

Will


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