[PATCH 2/4] x86_64: SPARSE_VIRTUAL 2M page size support

From: Christoph Lameter <clameter_at_sgi.com>
Date: 2007-04-05 09:06:24
x86_64 implement SPARSE_VIRTUAL

x86_64 is using 2M page table entries to map its 1-1 kernel space.
We implement the virtual memmap also using 2M page table entries.
So there is no difference at all to FLATMEM. Both schemes require
a page table and a TLB for each 2MB. FLATMEM still references memory
since the mem_map pointer itself a variable. SPARSE_VIRTUAL uses a
constant for vmemmap. Thus no memory reference. SPARSE_VIRTUAL should
be superior to even FLATMEM.

With this SPARSEMEM becomes the most efficient way of handling
virt_to_page, pfn_to_page and friends for UP, SMP and NUMA on
x86_64.

Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com>

Index: linux-2.6.21-rc5-mm4/include/asm-x86_64/page.h
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.21-rc5-mm4.orig/include/asm-x86_64/page.h	2007-04-03 18:41:06.000000000 -0700
+++ linux-2.6.21-rc5-mm4/include/asm-x86_64/page.h	2007-04-03 18:41:59.000000000 -0700
@@ -128,6 +128,7 @@ extern unsigned long phys_base;
 	 VM_READ | VM_WRITE | VM_MAYREAD | VM_MAYWRITE | VM_MAYEXEC)
 
 #define __HAVE_ARCH_GATE_AREA 1	
+#define vmemmap ((struct page *)0xffffe20000000000UL)
 
 #include <asm-generic/memory_model.h>
 #include <asm-generic/page.h>
Index: linux-2.6.21-rc5-mm4/Documentation/x86_64/mm.txt
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.21-rc5-mm4.orig/Documentation/x86_64/mm.txt	2007-04-03 18:41:06.000000000 -0700
+++ linux-2.6.21-rc5-mm4/Documentation/x86_64/mm.txt	2007-04-03 18:41:59.000000000 -0700
@@ -9,6 +9,7 @@ ffff800000000000 - ffff80ffffffffff (=40
 ffff810000000000 - ffffc0ffffffffff (=46 bits) direct mapping of all phys. memory
 ffffc10000000000 - ffffc1ffffffffff (=40 bits) hole
 ffffc20000000000 - ffffe1ffffffffff (=45 bits) vmalloc/ioremap space
+ffffe20000000000 - ffffe2ffffffffff (=40 bits) virtual memory map
 ... unused hole ...
 ffffffff80000000 - ffffffff82800000 (=40 MB)   kernel text mapping, from phys 0
 ... unused hole ...
Index: linux-2.6.21-rc5-mm4/arch/x86_64/Kconfig
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.21-rc5-mm4.orig/arch/x86_64/Kconfig	2007-04-03 18:41:06.000000000 -0700
+++ linux-2.6.21-rc5-mm4/arch/x86_64/Kconfig	2007-04-03 18:41:59.000000000 -0700
@@ -392,6 +392,12 @@ config ARCH_SPARSEMEM_ENABLE
 	def_bool y
 	depends on (NUMA || EXPERIMENTAL)
 
+config SPARSE_VIRTUAL
+	def_bool y
+
+config ARCH_SUPPORTS_PMD_MAPPING
+	def_bool y
+
 config ARCH_MEMORY_PROBE
 	def_bool y
 	depends on MEMORY_HOTPLUG
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