[PATCH 00/31] powerpc/mm: Update page table format for book3s 64

Scott Wood scottwood at freescale.com
Tue Sep 22 07:48:55 AEST 2015

On Mon, 2015-09-21 at 12:10 +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
> Hi All,
> This patch series attempt to update book3s 64 linux page table format to
> make it more flexible. Our current pte format is very restrictive and we
> overload multiple pte bits. This is due to the non-availability of free bits
> in pte_t. We use pte_t to track the validity of 4K subpages. This patch
> series free up pte_t of 11 bits by moving 4K subpage tracking to the
> lower half of PTE page. The pte format is updated such that we have a
> better method for identifying a pte entry at pmd level. This will also 
> enable
> us to implement hugetlb migration(not yet done in this series). 
> Before making the changes to the pte format, I am splitting the
> pte header definition such that we now have the below layout for headers
> book3s
>    32
>      hash.h pgtable.h 
>    64
>      hash.h  pgtable.h hash-4k.h hash-64k.h
> booke
>   32
>      pgtable.h pte-40x.h pte-44x.h pte-8xx.h pte-fsl-booke.h
>   64
>     pgtable-4k.h  pgtable-64k.h  pgtable.h

40x and 8xx are not booke.  Is there a better name that can be used for this 
directory?  Maybe "nohash", similar to arch/powerpc/mm/tlb_nohash.c?


More information about the Linuxppc-dev mailing list