lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2012]   [Nov]   [14]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH 26/46] x86, mm, Xen: Remove mapping_pagetable_reserve()
On Tue, 13 Nov 2012, Yinghai Lu wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 8:36 AM, Stefano Stabellini
> <stefano.stabellini@eu.citrix.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 12 Nov 2012, Yinghai Lu wrote:
> >> Page table area are pre-mapped now after
> >> x86, mm: setup page table in top-down
> >> x86, mm: Remove early_memremap workaround for page table accessing on 64bit
> >>
> >> mapping_pagetable_reserve is not used anymore, so remove it.
> >
> > You should mention in the description of the patch that you are
> > removing mask_rw_pte too.
> >
> > The reason why you can do that safely is that you previously modified
> > allow_low_page to always return pages that are already mapped, moreover
> > xen_alloc_pte_init, xen_alloc_pmd_init, etc, will mark the page RO
> > before hooking it into the pagetable automatically.
>
> updated change log:
> ---
> x86, mm, Xen: Remove mapping_pagetable_reserve()
>
> Page table area are pre-mapped now after
> x86, mm: setup page table in top-down
> x86, mm: Remove early_memremap workaround for page table
> accessing on 64bit
>
> mapping_pagetable_reserve is not used anymore, so remove it.
>
> Also remove operation in mask_rw_pte(), as modified allow_low_page
> always return pages that are already mapped, moreover
> xen_alloc_pte_init, xen_alloc_pmd_init, etc, will mark the page RO
> before hooking it into the pagetable automatically.
>
> -v2: add changelog about mask_rw_pte() from Stefano.

Thanks


> >
> > [ ... ]
> >
> > you should just get rid of mask_rw_pte completely
>
> then how about 32bit mask_rw_pte? Maybe you can clean up that later?

Yes, I can clean it up later.

However it is trivial: mask_rw_pte is only called by xen_set_pte_init
and in the 32bit case it already returns pte without modifications.

I would just remove the call to mask_rw_pte in xen_set_pte_init.


\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2012-11-14 13:01    [W:1.442 / U:0.228 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site