Re: [PATCH v4 5/6] mm,thp: add read-only THP support for (non-shmem) FS

From: Rik van Riel
Date: Thu Jun 20 2019 - 13:33:45 EST

On Thu, 2019-06-20 at 10:27 -0700, Song Liu wrote:
> This patch is (hopefully) the first step to enable THP for non-shmem
> filesystems.
> This patch enables an application to put part of its text sections to
> via madvise, for example:
> madvise((void *)0x600000, 0x200000, MADV_HUGEPAGE);
> We tried to reuse the logic for THP on tmpfs.
> Currently, write is not supported for non-shmem THP. khugepaged will
> only
> process vma with VM_DENYWRITE. The next patch will handle writes,
> which
> would only happen when the vma with VM_DENYWRITE is unmapped.
> An EXPERIMENTAL config, READ_ONLY_THP_FOR_FS, is added to gate this
> feature.
> Signed-off-by: Song Liu <songliubraving@xxxxxx>

Acked-by: Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxxx>

(I suppose I should have sent this out last night,
while I was posting questions about patch 6)