Re: Filtering bits in set_pte_at()
From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Mon Nov 02 2009 - 20:22:47 EST
On Mon, 2009-11-02 at 23:45 +0000, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> > IE. update_mmu_cache() would be more generally useful if it took the
> > ptep instead of the pte. Of course, I'm sure some embedded archs are
> > going to cry for the added load here ...
> > I like your idea. I'll look into doing a patch converting it and
> > post it here.
> Well, I wasn't proposing
> update_mmu_cache(vma, address, ptep);
> update_mmu_cache(vma, address, *ptep);
> which may not meet your future idea, but is much less churn for now
> i.e. no change to any of the arch's update_mmu_cache(),
> just a change to some of its callsites.
I see... but if we go that way, I think we may as well do the whole
churn... I'll have a look at how bad it is.
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