[PATCH] powerpc/8xx: fix regression introduced by cache coherency rewrite

Scott Wood scottwood at freescale.com
Tue Oct 6 08:04:43 EST 2009

Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-10-05 at 14:28 -0500, Scott Wood wrote:
>> Yes, it hits ptep_set_access_flags() and adding _tlbil_va there helps (I
>> didn't put it in the filter function, because that doesn't take address as a
>> parameter).  I'd misread your suggestion as referring to the various changes
>> to set_pte_filter() that were posted.
>> As for unconditionally invalidating in set_pte_filter(), that doesn't boot
>> for me unless I check for kernel addresses -- I guess we populate page
>> tables that overlap the pinned large page region? 
> Good point. I think we do on 8xx. Does doing it in set_pte_filter()
> (with the kernel check) makes any difference ? faster ? slower ? no
> visible change ?

ptep_set_access_flags() is enough to make the worst of it go away.  I'm 
having another intermittent problem that seems to happen more often 
without the change in set_pte_filter(), but I've yet to narrow down 
what's actually going on there.


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