Re: [PATCH] fix update_mmu_cache in fremap.c

From: David Miller <>
Date: 2006-05-27 06:10:59
From: Hugh Dickins <>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 19:28:14 +0100 (BST)

> There are two calls to update_mmu_cache in fremap.c, both defective.
> The one in install_page needs to be accompanied by lazy_mmu_prot_update
> (some other cleanup time, move that into ia64 update_mmu_cache itself); and
> the one in install_file_pte should be removed since the pte is not present.
> Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <>

Where did that rule come from?  We should call update_mmu_cache() even
if the PTE was not present before, look at the fault path in
mm/memory.c, it does this too.

This is where we install hash table entries for newly installed
mappings on sparc64 and powerpc, so this update_mmu_cache() call
is important even for not-previously-present mappings.
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