Re: [PATCHv2, RFC 00/30] Transparent huge page cache
From: Kirill A. Shutemov
Date: Mon Mar 18 2013 - 07:18:09 EST
Simon Jeons wrote:
> On 03/18/2013 12:03 PM, Simon Jeons wrote:
> > Hi Kirill,
> > On 03/15/2013 01:50 AM, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> >> From: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Here's the second version of the patchset.
> >> The intend of the work is get code ready to enable transparent huge page
> >> cache for the most simple fs -- ramfs.
> >> We have read()/write()/mmap() functionality now. Still plenty work
> >> ahead.
> > One offline question.
> > Why set PG_mlocked to page_tail which be splited in function
> > __split_huge_page_refcount?
Not set, but copied from head page. Head page represents up-to-date sate
of compound page, we need to copy it to all tail pages on split.
> Also why can't find where _PAGE_SPLITTING and _PAGE_PSE flags are
> cleared in split_huge_page path?
The pmd is invalidated and replaced with reference to page table at the end
> Another offline question:
> Why don't clear tail page PG_tail flag in function
page_tail->flags &= ~PAGE_FLAGS_CHECK_AT_PREP | __PG_HWPOISON;
Kirill A. Shutemov
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