[PATCH RFC 3/3] ARM: reduce size of page table directory for short mode

Catalin Marinas catalin.marinas at arm.com
Tue Nov 18 15:02:55 PST 2014

On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 07:11:04PM +0000, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 06:14:12PM +0000, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> > Actually, with LPAE you can save a pmd and pte allocated for the vectors
> > page at 0xffff0000. So you can save 8K per task here. Similarly with the
> > classic MMU, you can save another 4K for the vectors page pte.
> No.  For any CPU which has high vectors (approximately ARMv5 and up),
> there is no "vectors page pte".  The vectors page PTE is only allocated
> when we need low vectors.

You are right. The kernel pgd entries are copied by pgd_alloc, so no
need for additional pmd/pte allocations (they would be shared).


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