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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] x86/mm: remove pointless checks in vmalloc_fault
On Wed, 14 Mar 2018, Kani, Toshi wrote:
> On Wed, 2018-03-14 at 20:27 +0100, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > On Tue, 13 Mar 2018, Toshi Kani wrote:
> >
> > > vmalloc_fault() sets user's pgd or p4d from the kernel page table.
> > > Once it's set, all tables underneath are identical. There is no point
> > > of following the same page table with two separate pointers and makes
> > > sure they see the same with BUG().
> > >
> > > Remove the pointless checks in vmalloc_fault(). Also rename the kernel
> > > pgd/p4d pointers to pgd_k/p4d_k so that their names are consistent in
> > > the file.
> >
> > I have no idea to which branch this might apply. The first patch applies
> > cleanly on linus head, but this one fails in hunk #2 on everything I
> > tried. Can you please check?
>
> Sorry for the trouble. The patches are based on linus head. I just tried
> and they applied clean to me...

Hmm. Looks like I tried on the wrong branch. Nevertheless, 1/2 is queued in
urgent, but 2/2 will go through tip/x86/mm which already has changes in
that area causing the patch to fail. I just merged x86/urgent into x86/mm
and pushed it out. Can you please rebase 2/2 on top of that bracnh and
resend ?

Thanks,

tglx

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