[PATCH v3] arm64, ia64, ppc, s390, sh, tile, um, x86, mm: Remove default gate area

Nathan Lynch Nathan_Lynch at mentor.com
Sat Jul 19 03:28:18 EST 2014

On 07/18/2014 11:53 AM, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> On Jul 18, 2014 3:20 AM, "Richard Weinberger" <richard at nod.at
> <mailto:richard at nod.at>> wrote:
>> Am 18.07.2014 12:14, schrieb Will Deacon:
>> > On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 03:47:26PM +0100, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>> >> On Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 1:01 PM, Andy Lutomirski
> <luto at amacapital.net <mailto:luto at amacapital.net>> wrote:
>> >>> The core mm code will provide a default gate area based on
>> >>> !defined(__HAVE_ARCH_GATE_AREA) && defined(AT_SYSINFO_EHDR).
>> >>>
>> >>> This default is only useful for ia64.  arm64, ppc, s390, sh, tile,
>> >>> 64-bit UML, and x86_32 have their own code just to disable it.  arm,
>> >>> 32-bit UML, and x86_64 have gate areas, but they have their own
>> >>> implementations.
>> >>>
>> >>> This gets rid of the default and moves the code into ia64.
>> >>>
>> >>> This should save some code on architectures without a gate area: it's
>> >>> now possible to inline the gate_area functions in the default case.
>> >>
>> >> Can one of you pull this somewhere?  Otherwise I can put it somewhere
>> >> stable and ask for -next inclusion, but that seems like overkill for a
>> >> single patch.
>> For the um bits:
>> Acked-by: Richard Weinberger <richard at nod.at <mailto:richard at nod.at>>
>> > I'd be happy to take the arm64 part, but it doesn't feel right for mm/*
>> > changes (or changes to other archs) to go via our tree.
>> >
>> > I'm not sure what the best approach is if you want to send this via
> a single
>> > tree. Maybe you could ask akpm nicely?
>> Going though Andrew's tree sounds sane to me.
> Splitting this will be annoying: I'd probably have to add a flag asking
> for the new behavior, update all the arches, then remove the flag.  The
> chance of screwing up bisectability in the process seems pretty high. 
> This seems like overkill for a patch that mostly deletes code.
> Akpm, can you take this?


Acked-by: Nathan Lynch <nathan_lynch at mentor.com>

This patch allows me to avoid adding a bunch of empty hooks to arch/arm
when adding VDSO support:


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