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SubjectRe: [PATCH v9 15/24] mm: Introduce __vm_normal_page()
On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 06:59:45PM +0100, Laurent Dufour wrote:
> When dealing with the speculative fault path we should use the VMA's field
> cached value stored in the vm_fault structure.
>
> Currently vm_normal_page() is using the pointer to the VMA to fetch the
> vm_flags value. This patch provides a new __vm_normal_page() which is
> receiving the vm_flags flags value as parameter.
>
> Note: The speculative path is turned on for architecture providing support
> for special PTE flag. So only the first block of vm_normal_page is used
> during the speculative path.

Might be a good idea to explicitly have SPECULATIVE Kconfig option depends
on ARCH_PTE_SPECIAL and a comment for !HAVE_PTE_SPECIAL in the function
explaining that speculative page fault should never reach that point.

Cheers,
Jérôme

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