[PATCH V2] mm/ioremap: Probe platform for p4d huge map support
anshuman.khandual at arm.com
Fri Jul 5 01:26:40 AEST 2019
On 07/03/2019 04:36 AM, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Jun 2019 10:50:31 +0530 Anshuman Khandual <anshuman.khandual at arm.com> wrote:
>> Finishing up what the commit c2febafc67734a ("mm: convert generic code to
>> 5-level paging") started out while levelling up P4D huge mapping support
>> at par with PUD and PMD. A new arch call back arch_ioremap_p4d_supported()
>> is being added which just maintains status quo (P4D huge map not supported)
>> on x86, arm64 and powerpc.
> Does this have any runtime effects? If so, what are they and why? If
> not, what's the actual point?
It just finishes up what the previous commit c2febafc67734a ("mm: convert
generic code to 5-level paging") left off with respect p4d based huge page
enablement for ioremap. When HAVE_ARCH_HUGE_VMAP is enabled its just a simple
check from the arch about the support, hence runtime effects are minimal.
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