[PATCH v2 10/11] PM / Hibernate: clean cached pages on architectures that require it
lorenzo.pieralisi at arm.com
Tue Nov 17 04:38:07 PST 2015
[Cc'ed maintainers of affected arches]
On Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 12:38:50AM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> 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().
I Cc'ed the respective arches maintainers, it should work (it may
make resuming a bit slower, owing to the cache syncing), problem is
that we have no way of testing it on platforms other than arm/arm64.
How do you want us to go on about this ? Should we add a config option
to prevent calling flush_icache_range() on all platforms (where it
is not a nop) ?
Thanks a lot !
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