[PATCH] powerpc/mm/hugetlb: Filter out hugepage size not supported by page table layout

Aneesh Kumar K.V aneesh.kumar at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Mon Feb 20 16:36:00 AEDT 2017

Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh at kernel.crashing.org> writes:

> On Mon, 2017-02-20 at 09:02 +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
>> To avoid crashes like the one reported in the commit message due to 
>> buggy firmware ? 
> I don't want Linux to make those assumptions. We should fix the FW.

I was not suggesting to not fix FW. The idea was two fold.

We cannot support different hugetlb page sizes. They need to
be supported at linux page table level. So a generic check like
is_power_of_2/4() may not be what we want. The second is to document
clearly what are the different page sizes supported by a platform.


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