[PATCH v3] x86: treat pkey-0 special

Ram Pai linuxram at us.ibm.com
Fri Mar 16 04:21:29 AEDT 2018

On Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 08:55:31AM -0700, Dave Hansen wrote:
> On 03/15/2018 02:46 AM, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> >> +	if (!pkey || !mm_pkey_is_allocated(mm, pkey))
> > Why this extra check? mm_pkey_is_allocated(mm, 0) should not return true
> > ever. If it does, then this wants to be fixed.
> I was thinking that we _do_ actually want it to seem allocated.  It just
> get "allocated" implicitly when an mm is created.  I think that will
> simplify the code if we avoid treating it specially in as many places as
> possible.

I think, the logic that makes pkey-0 special must to go
in arch-neutral code.   How about checking for pkey-0 in sys_pkey_free()


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