[RFC PATCH V4 6/7] arm64: mm: Enable HAVE_RCU_TABLE_FREE logic
steve.capper at linaro.org
Thu May 1 03:15:49 PDT 2014
On Thu, May 01, 2014 at 11:04:15AM +0100, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> 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).
Yes, I see.
This is a bug in the arm64 patch (arm correctly calls tlb_remove_page),
I think it got ate during a rebase.
I will fix the arm64 activation logic.
Apologies for the confustion,
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