using different format for hugetlbfs

Kumar Gala galak at
Fri Dec 4 18:18:51 EST 2009

Ben, David,

If we want to support true 4G/4G split on ppc32 using the MSB of the  
address to determine of the pgd_t is for hugetlbfs isn't going to  
work.  Since every pointer in the pgd_t -> pud_t -> pmd_t is point to  
at least a 4K page I would think the low order 12-bits should always  
be 0.

Could we use something like:

addr[0:51] || shift [52:59] || flags [60:63]

with the LSB flag being 'normal pointer' vs 'hugetlbfs mangled  
pointer'.  Seems like shift will at most be 64 so 8-bits should cover  

- k

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