[RFC PATCH 1/3] powerpc/64s: do not flush TLB when relaxing access

Nicholas Piggin npiggin at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 02:29:49 AEDT 2018

Book3S does not require TLB flushing when protection is being relaxed.
>From Power ISA v3.0B, p.1090:

    Setting a Reference or Change Bit or Upgrading Access Authority
    (PTE Subject to Atomic Hardware Updates)

    If the only change being made to a valid PTE that is subject to
    atomic hardware updates is to set the Refer- ence or Change bit to
    1 or to add access authorities, a simpler sequence suffices
    because the translation hardware will refetch the PTE if an access
    is attempted for which the only problems were reference and/or
    change bits needing to be set or insufficient access authority.

Signed-off-by: Nicholas Piggin <npiggin at gmail.com>
 arch/powerpc/mm/pgtable-book3s64.c | 1 -
 arch/powerpc/mm/pgtable.c          | 3 ++-
 2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/mm/pgtable-book3s64.c b/arch/powerpc/mm/pgtable-book3s64.c
index 422e80253a33..de49cedcbc84 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/mm/pgtable-book3s64.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/mm/pgtable-book3s64.c
@@ -40,7 +40,6 @@ int pmdp_set_access_flags(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long address,
 	if (changed) {
 		__ptep_set_access_flags(vma->vm_mm, pmdp_ptep(pmdp),
 					pmd_pte(entry), address);
-		flush_pmd_tlb_range(vma, address, address + HPAGE_PMD_SIZE);
 	return changed;
diff --git a/arch/powerpc/mm/pgtable.c b/arch/powerpc/mm/pgtable.c
index 9f361ae571e9..5b07a626df5b 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/mm/pgtable.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/mm/pgtable.c
@@ -224,7 +224,8 @@ int ptep_set_access_flags(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long address,
 		if (!is_vm_hugetlb_page(vma))
 			assert_pte_locked(vma->vm_mm, address);
 		__ptep_set_access_flags(vma->vm_mm, ptep, entry, address);
-		flush_tlb_page(vma, address);
+			flush_tlb_page(vma, address);
 	return changed;

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