From: Andrea Arcangeli
Date: Sat Jan 16 2010 - 13:46:53 EST

From: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@xxxxxxxxxx>

In order to allow early shipping transparent hugepage feature enabled
only inside MADV_HUGEPAGE and not globally to diminish the risk of
unexpected performance regressions on non-hypervisor related usages
I'd need this little define registered. This is also to avoid things
like this:

#define MADV_DOFORK 11 /* do inherit across fork */
#define MADV_HWPOISON 100 /* poison a page for testing */

Picking random number not so nice... and with my proof of concept
patch posted working and boosting performance equally to hugetlbfs but
without its limitations, I think it is a given that eventually KVM
will run inside MADV_HUGEPAGE madvise regions only, so I see a
negligeable risk to pollute the kernel in including this as first bit
of the full patchset.

Signed-off-by: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@xxxxxxxxxx>

The rest of the transparent hugepage patchset is very ready for
inclusion too with all cleanups requested and after full handling of
all review on linux-mm so far, with the only exception of khugepaged
that is about to be finished, expect a new submit on linux-mm in a few
days. Then we'll have to plug Mel memory compaction on top of it.

(in addition to the below, /sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage also
has been moved to some other distro specific location to avoid any
possible risk of clashes or confusion with future mainline behavior)


diff --git a/include/asm-generic/mman-common.h b/include/asm-generic/mman-common.h
--- a/include/asm-generic/mman-common.h
+++ b/include/asm-generic/mman-common.h
@@ -45,6 +45,8 @@
#define MADV_MERGEABLE 12 /* KSM may merge identical pages */
#define MADV_UNMERGEABLE 13 /* KSM may not merge identical pages */

+#define MADV_HUGEPAGE 14 /* Worth backing with hugepages */
/* compatibility flags */
#define MAP_FILE 0

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