[PATH V2 2/6] arm: mm: Introduce special ptes for LPAE

Catalin Marinas catalin.marinas at arm.com
Wed Aug 27 03:46:53 PDT 2014

On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 04:43:28PM +0100, Steve Capper wrote:
> We need a mechanism to tag ptes as being special, this indicates that
> no attempt should be made to access the underlying struct page *
> associated with the pte. This is used by the fast_gup when operating on
> ptes as it has no means to access VMAs (that also contain this
> information) locklessly.
> The L_PTE_SPECIAL bit is already allocated for LPAE, this patch modifies
> pte_special and pte_mkspecial to make use of it, and defines
> This patch also excludes special ptes from the icache/dcache sync logic.
> Signed-off-by: Steve Capper <steve.capper at linaro.org>

Reviewed-by: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas at arm.com>

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