[PATCH 0/6] powerpc/8xx: implementation of huge pages

christophe leroy christophe.leroy at c-s.fr
Mon Aug 15 03:33:05 AEST 2016

Le 14/08/2016 à 16:27, Aneesh Kumar K.V a écrit :
> Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy at c-s.fr> writes:
>> This set provides implementation of huge pages on the 8xx
>> Christophe Leroy (6):
>>   powerpc: port 64 bits pgtable_cache to 32 bits
>>   powerpc: fix usage of _PAGE_RO in hugepage
>>   powerpc/8xx: use r3 to scratch CR in ITLBmiss
>>   powerpc/8xx: Move additional DTLBMiss handlers out of exception area
>>   powerpc/8xx: make user addr DTLB miss the short path
>>   powerpc/8xx: implementation of huge pages
> Patch 2,3,4,5 are not really related to hugepage implementation right ?
> May be that can be sent as a separate series ?

Patch 2 is a lack in gup_hugepte: on 8xx, _PAGE_RW (hence _PAGE_WRITE) 
is defined as 0 and _PAGE_RO must be set when the page in not writeable. 
So that's a prerequisite to implementation of huge page

Patch 3, 4, 5 are prerequisits for the implementation of huge page 
handling in the TLB miss handlers:
* 3: for huge pages implementation we need to branch base of value of 
bit 28 and 29 of the PGD entry. For this we need to preserve CR.
* 4: With the instructions related to hugepages, there is not enough 
space anymore in the TLB Exception areas, so part of the it has to be 
moved away.
* 5: That one might be seen as not directly related to hugepages, but it 
requires patch 3.

Maybe I should reorder into 3, 4, 5, 2, 1, 6 ?


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