[PATCH 4/8] asm-generic: pgalloc: provide generic pmd_alloc_one() and pmd_free_one()
willy at infradead.org
Sat Jun 27 15:03:04 EDT 2020
On Sat, Jun 27, 2020 at 05:34:49PM +0300, Mike Rapoport wrote:
> More elaborate versions on arm64 and x86 account memory for the user page
> tables and call to pgtable_pmd_page_ctor() as the part of PMD page
> Move the arm64 version to include/asm-generic/pgalloc.h and use the generic
> version on several architectures.
> The pgtable_pmd_page_ctor() is a NOP when ARCH_ENABLE_SPLIT_PMD_PTLOCK is
> not enabled, so there is no functional change for most architectures except
> of the addition of __GFP_ACCOUNT for allocation of user page tables.
Thanks for including this line; it reminded me that we're not setting
the PageTable flag on the page, nor accounting it to the zone page stats.
Hope you don't mind me tagging a patch to do that on as 9/8.
We could also do with a pud_page_[cd]tor and maybe even p4d/pgd versions.
But that brings me to the next question -- could/should some of this
be moved over to asm-generic/pgalloc.h? The ctor/dtor aren't called
from anywhere else, and there's value to reducing the total amount of
code in mm.h, but then there's also value to keeping all the ifdef
ARCH_ENABLE_SPLIT_PMD_PTLOCK code together too. So I'm a bit torn.
What do you think?
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