Re: [RFC PATCH 08/11] asm-generic/tlb: Track freeing of page-table directories in struct mmu_gather

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Tue Aug 28 2018 - 09:46:49 EST

On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 02:44:57PM +1000, Nicholas Piggin wrote:

> powerpc may be able to use the unmap granule thing to improve
> its page size dependent flushes, but it might prefer to go
> a different way and track start-end for different page sizes.

I don't really see how tracking multiple ranges would help much with
THP. The ranges would end up being almost the same if there is a good
mix of page sizes.

But something like:

void tlb_flush_one(struct mmu_gather *tlb, unsigned long addr)
if (tlb->cleared_ptes && (addr << BITS_PER_LONG - PAGE_SHIFT))
if (tlb->cleared_pmds && (addr << BITS_PER_LONG - PMD_SHIFT))
if (tlb->cleared_puds && (addr << BITS_PER_LONG - PUD_SHIFT))

void tlb_flush_range(struct mmu_gather *tlb)
unsigned long stride = 1UL << tlb_get_unmap_shift(tlb);
unsigned long addr;

for (addr = tlb->start; addr < tlb->end; addr += stride)
tlb_flush_one(tlb, addr);


Should workd I think. You'll only issue multiple TLBIEs on the
boundaries, not every stride.

And for hugetlb the above should be optimal, since stride and
tlb->cleared_* match up 1:1.