[PATCH v2 2/2] mm: speed up mremap by 500x on large regions

David Miller davem at davemloft.net
Fri Oct 12 11:02:20 PDT 2018


From: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill at shutemov.name>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:30:56 +0300

> I looked into the code more and noticed move_pte() helper called from
> move_ptes(). It changes PTE entry to suite new address.
> 
> It is only defined in non-trivial way on Sparc. I don't know much about
> Sparc and it's hard for me to say if the optimization will break anything
> there.
> 
> I think it worth to disable the optimization if __HAVE_ARCH_MOVE_PTE is
> defined. Or make architectures state explicitely that the optimization is
> safe.

What sparc is doing in move_pte() is flushing the data-cache
(synchronously) if the virtual address color of the mapping changes.

Hope this helps.



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