Re: [PATCH v6 03/11] mm, x86: Add support for eXclusive Page Frame Ownership (XPFO)

From: Dave Hansen
Date: Wed Sep 20 2017 - 20:04:42 EST

On 09/20/2017 05:02 PM, Tycho Andersen wrote:
> ...and makes it easier to pair tlb flushes with changing the
> protections. I guess we still need the for loop, because we need to
> set/unset the xpfo bits as necessary, but I'll switch it to a single
> set_kpte(). This also implies that the xpfo bits should all be the
> same on every page in the mapping, which I think is true.

FWIW, it's a bit bonkers to keep all this duplicate xpfo metadata for
compound pages. You could probably get away with only keeping it for
the head page.