RE: Hugetlb demanding paging for -mm tree

From: Seth, Rohit <rohit.seth_at_intel.com>
Date: 2004-08-10 04:43:32
Chen, Kenneth W <mailto:kenneth.w.chen@intel.com> wrote on Monday,
August 09, 2004 11:19 AM:

> William Lee Irwin III wrote on Friday, August 06, 2004 2:08 PM
>> On Fri, Aug 06, 2004 at 01:55:38PM -0700, Chen, Kenneth W wrote:
>>> diff -Nurp linux-2.6.7/mm/hugetlb.c linux-2.6.7.hugetlb/mm/hugetlb.c
>>> --- linux-2.6.7/mm/hugetlb.c	2004-08-06 11:44:59.000000000
-0700
>>> +++ linux-2.6.7.hugetlb/mm/hugetlb.c	2004-08-06
13:15:24.000000000
>>>  	-0700 @@ -276,9 +276,10 @@ retry: }
>>> 
>>>  	spin_lock(&mm->page_table_lock);
>>> -	if (pte_none(*pte))
>>> +	if (pte_none(*pte)) {
>>>  		set_huge_pte(mm, vma, page, pte, vma->vm_flags &
VM_WRITE);
>>> -	else +		update_mmu_cache(vma, addr, *pte);
>>> +	} else
>>>  		put_page(page);
>>>  out:
>>>  	spin_unlock(&mm->page_table_lock);
>> 
>> update_mmu_cache() does not appear to check the size of the
>> translation to be established in many architectures. e.g. on
>> arch/ia64/ it does flush_icache_range(addr, addr + PAGE_SIZE)
>> unconditionally, and only sets PG_arch_1 on a single struct page.
>> Similar comments apply to sparc64 and ppc64; I didn't check any
>> others. 
> 
> I suppose this is fixable in update_mmu_cache() where it can check the
> type of pte and do appropriate sizing and other things.  ia64 would
> have 
> to check the address instead of looking at the pte.


Why do we need update_mmu_cache for hugepages?
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-ia64" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Received on Mon Aug 9 14:49:01 2004

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : 2005-08-02 09:20:29 EST