[RFC PATCH V4 6/7] arm64: mm: Enable HAVE_RCU_TABLE_FREE logic

Catalin Marinas catalin.marinas at arm.com
Thu May 1 03:04:15 PDT 2014

On Thu, May 01, 2014 at 10:57:39AM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Thu, May 01, 2014 at 10:52:47AM +0100, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> > Does gup_fast walking increment the mm_users? Or is it a requirement of
> > the calling code? I can't seem to find where this happens.
> No, its not required at all. One should only walk current->mm with
> gup_fast, any other usage is broken.

OK, I get it now.

> And by delaying TLB shootdown, either through disabling IRQs and
> stalling IPIs or by using RCU freeing, you're guaranteed your own page
> tables won't disappear underneath your feet.

And for RCU to work, we still need to use the full tlb_remove_table()
logic (Steve's patches just use tlb_remove_page() for table freeing).



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