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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] x86/mm/kaiser: Remove unused user-mapped page-aligned section
On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 10:20:25AM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 10:10:12PM -0600, Josh Poimboeuf wrote:
> > The '.data..percpu..user_mapped..page_aligned' section isn't used
> > anywhere. Remove it and its related macros.
>
> With my patches:
>
> arch/x86/events/intel/ds.c:DEFINE_PER_CPU_SHARED_ALIGNED_USER_MAPPED(struct debug_store, cpu_debug_store);
>
> is the only user left of any of that.
>
> I suppose we could just allocate a whole page for that and use
> kaiser_add_mapping() for it. Then we can remove all of
> DEFINE_.*_USER_MAPPED().

Or we could field it a spot in the cpu_entry_area I suppose.

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