[PATCH v3 3/4] ARM: cacheflush: don't round address range up to nearest page

Will Deacon will.deacon at arm.com
Thu Jul 25 13:01:46 EDT 2013

The flush_cache_user_range macro takes a pair of addresses describing
the start and end of the virtual address range to flush. Due to an
accidental oversight when flush_cache_range_user was introduced, the
address range was rounded up so that the start and end addresses were

For historical reference, the interesting commits in history.git are:

10eacf1775e1 ("[ARM] Clean up ARM cache handling interfaces (part 1)")
71432e79b76b ("[ARM] Add flush_cache_user_page() for sys_cacheflush()")

This patch removes the alignment code, reducing the amount of flushing
required for ranges that are not an exact multiple of PAGE_SIZE.

Reviewed-by: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas at arm.com>
Reported-by: Jonathan Austin <jonathan.austin at arm.com>
Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon at arm.com>
 arch/arm/include/asm/cacheflush.h | 3 +--
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm/include/asm/cacheflush.h b/arch/arm/include/asm/cacheflush.h
index 17d0ae8..bfd37e5 100644
--- a/arch/arm/include/asm/cacheflush.h
+++ b/arch/arm/include/asm/cacheflush.h
@@ -268,8 +268,7 @@ extern void flush_cache_page(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long user_addr
  * Harvard caches are synchronised for the user space address range.
  * This is used for the ARM private sys_cacheflush system call.
-#define flush_cache_user_range(start,end) \
-	__cpuc_coherent_user_range((start) & PAGE_MASK, PAGE_ALIGN(end))
+#define flush_cache_user_range(s,e)	__cpuc_coherent_user_range(s,e)
  * Perform necessary cache operations to ensure that data previously

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