[PATCH v2 07/12] s390: add pte_free_defer() for pgtables sharing page

Hugh Dickins hughd at google.com
Thu Jun 29 15:08:08 AEST 2023

On Wed, 28 Jun 2023, Gerald Schaefer wrote:
> As discussed in the other thread, we would rather go with less complexity,
> possibly switching to an approach w/o the list and fragment re-use in the
> future. For now, as a first step in that direction, we can try with not
> adding fragments back only for pte_free_defer(). Here is an adjusted
> version of your patch, copying most of your pte_free_defer() logic and
> also description, tested with LTP and all three of your patch series applied:

Thanks, Gerald: I don't mind abandoning my 13/12 SLAB_TYPESAFE_BY_RCU
patch (posted with fewer Cc's to the s390 list last week), and switching
to your simpler who-cares-if-we-sometimes-don't-make-maximal-use-of-page

But I didn't get deep enough into it today to confirm it - and disappointed
that you've found it necessary to play with pt_frag_refcount in addition to
_refcount and HH bits.  No real problem with that, but my instinct says it
should be simpler.


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