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Subject[PATCH 2/3] sparc32: mm: Disable SPLIT_PTLOCK_CPUS
The SRMMU page-table allocator is not compatible with SPLIT_PTLOCK_CPUS
for two major reasons:

1. Pages are allocated via memblock, and therefore the ptl is not
cleared by prep_new_page(), which is expected by ptlock_init()

2. Multiple PTE tables can exist in a single page, causing them to
share the same ptl and deadlock when attempting to take the same
lock twice (e.g. as part of copy_page_range()).

Ensure that SPLIT_PTLOCK_CPUS is not selected for SPARC32.

Cc: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <>
mm/Kconfig | 4 ++++
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/mm/Kconfig b/mm/Kconfig
index c1acc34c1c35..97458119cce8 100644
--- a/mm/Kconfig
+++ b/mm/Kconfig
@@ -192,6 +192,9 @@ config MEMORY_HOTREMOVE
# Default to 4 for wider testing, though 8 might be more appropriate.
# ARM's adjust_pte (unused if VIPT) depends on mm-wide page_table_lock.
# PA-RISC 7xxx's spinlock_t would enlarge struct page from 32 to 44 bytes.
+# SPARC32 allocates multiple pte tables within a single page, and therefore
+# a per-page lock leads to problems when multiple tables need to be locked
+# at the same time (e.g. copy_page_range()).
# DEBUG_SPINLOCK and DEBUG_LOCK_ALLOC spinlock_t also enlarge struct page.
@@ -199,6 +202,7 @@ config SPLIT_PTLOCK_CPUS
default "999999" if !MMU
default "999999" if ARM && !CPU_CACHE_VIPT
default "999999" if PARISC && !PA20
+ default "999999" if SPARC32
default "4"

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