Re: [RFC] mm/pgtable/debug: Add test validating architecture page table helpers
From: Russell King - ARM Linux admin
Date: Thu Jul 25 2019 - 17:58:29 EST
On Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 02:42:22PM -0700, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 10:38:58PM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux admin wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 07:39:21AM -0700, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > > But 'page' isn't necessarily PMD-aligned. I don't think we can rely on
> > > architectures doing the right thing if asked to make a PMD for a randomly
> > > aligned page.
> > >
> > > How about finding the physical address of something like kernel_init(),
> > > and using the corresponding pte/pmd/pud/p4d/pgd that encompasses that
> > > address? It's also better to pass in the pfn/page rather than using global
> > > variables to communicate to the test functions.
> > There are architectures (32-bit ARM) where the kernel is mapped using
> > section mappings, and we don't expect the Linux page table walking to
> > work for section mappings.
> This test doesn't go so far as to insert the PTE/PMD/PUD/... into the
> page tables. It merely needs an appropriately aligned PFN to create a
> PTE/PMD/PUD/... from.
Well, in any case,
c085ac68 t kernel_init
so I'm not sure that would be an improvement.
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