Re: [PATCH 2/3] mm/huge_memory.c: update tlb entry if pmd is changed
From: Andrew Morton
Date: Fri Aug 07 2020 - 00:35:09 EST
On Fri, 26 Jun 2020 13:43:06 +0530 "Aneesh Kumar K.V" <aneesh.kumar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 6/25/20 10:16 PM, Mike Kravetz wrote:
> > On 6/25/20 5:01 AM, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
> >> Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> >>> On 6/24/20 2:26 AM, Bibo Mao wrote:
> >>>> When set_pmd_at is called in function do_huge_pmd_anonymous_page,
> >>>> new tlb entry can be added by software on MIPS platform.
> >>>> Here add update_mmu_cache_pmd when pmd entry is set, and
> >>>> update_mmu_cache_pmd is defined as empty excepts arc/mips platform.
> >>>> This patch has no negative effect on other platforms except arc/mips
> >>>> system.
> >>> I am confused by this comment. It appears that update_mmu_cache_pmd
> >>> is defined as non-empty on arc, mips, powerpc and sparc architectures.
> >>> Am I missing something?
> >>> If those architectures do provide update_mmu_cache_pmd, then the previous
> >>> patch and this one now call update_mmu_cache_pmd with the actual faulting
> >>> address instead of the huge page aligned address. This was intentional
> >>> for mips. However, are there any potential issues on the other architectures?
> >>> I am no expert in any of those architectures. arc looks like it could be
> >>> problematic as update_mmu_cache_pmd calls update_mmu_cache and then
> >>> operates on (address & PAGE_MASK). That could now be different.
> >> Also we added update_mmu_cache_pmd to update a THP entry. That could be
> >> different from a hugetlb entry on some architectures. If we need to do
> >> hugetlb equivalent for update_mmu_cache, we should add a different
> >> function.
> > I do not know the mips architecture well enough or if the motivation for
> > this patch was based on THP or hugetlb pages. However, it will change
> > the address passed to update_mmu_cache_pmd from huge page aligned to the
> > actual faulting address. Will such a change in the passed address impact
> > the powerpc update_mmu_cache_pmd routine?
> Right now powerpc update_mmu_cache_pmd() is a dummy function. But I
> agree we should audit arch to make sure such a change can work with
> architectures. My comment was related to the fact that mmu cache update
> w.r.t THP and hugetlb can be different on some platforms. So we may
> want to avoid using the same function for both.
So I'll assume that this patch is stalled until such an audit has taken