[PATCH] arm64: calculate the various pages number to show

Xishi Qiu qiuxishi at huawei.com
Thu Nov 26 17:52:16 PST 2015

On 2015/11/26 23:49, Mark Rutland wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 26, 2015 at 11:05:32PM +0800, zhong jiang wrote:
>> On 2015/11/25 23:04, Mark Rutland wrote:
>>> On Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 09:41:12PM +0800, zhongjiang wrote:
>>>> This patch add the interface to show the number of 4KB or 64KB page,
>>>> aims to statistics the number of different types of pages.
>>> What is this useful for? Why do we want it?
>>> What does it account for, just the swapper?
>> The patch is wirtten when I was in backport set_memory_ro. It can be used to
>> detect whether there is a large page spliting and merging. large page will
>> significantly reduce the TLB miss, and improve the system performance.
> Ok, but typically the user isn't going to be able to do much with this
> information. It feels more like something that should be in the page
> table dump code (where we can calculate the values as we walk the
> tables).
> What is it intended to account for?
> The entire swapper?
> Just the linear mapping?

Hi Mark,

x86 has this information when cat /proc/meminfo, so how about just
like x86 to show it?

Xishi Qiu 

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