[PATCH v2 10/11] PM / Hibernate: clean cached pages on architectures that require it
Rafael J. Wysocki
rjw at rjwysocki.net
Fri Nov 13 15:38:50 PST 2015
On Thursday, November 12, 2015 11:47:05 AM Lorenzo Pieralisi wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 01:48:32AM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > On Wednesday, November 11, 2015 11:40:39 AM Lorenzo Pieralisi wrote:
> > > Hi Pavel, Rafael,
> > >
> > > Do you have any feedback on this patch ?
> > >
> > > It is fundamental to this series and affects Hibernate core code so if you
> > > have any feedback that would be much appreciated.
> > I'm really not familiar with the flush_icache_range() interface.
> > What exactly does it do?
> It is used to sync a memory range that is written into (eg loading
> modules, copying from snapshot is basically the same thing, reads from
> storage and restore pages that might well be executable code), in particular
> to sync the I-cache and the D-cache, eg on arm64 the page that the snapshot
> code is copying might be executable code that has to be cleaned from the
> D-cache so that it is made visible to the I-cache.
> On x86 it is a NOP AFAIK.
If that's the case, I have no problems with this change as long as the code
works on architectures with non-trivial flush_icache_range().
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