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SubjectRe: [PATCHv4 00/24] THP refcounting redesign
On Thu, Mar 05, 2015 at 01:55:15PM +0100, Jerome Marchand wrote:
> On 03/04/2015 05:32 PM, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> > Hello everybody,
> >
> > It's bug-fix update of my thp refcounting work.
> >
> > The goal of patchset is to make refcounting on THP pages cheaper with
> > simpler semantics and allow the same THP compound page to be mapped with
> > PMD and PTEs. This is required to get reasonable THP-pagecache
> > implementation.
> >
> > With the new refcounting design it's much easier to protect against
> > split_huge_page(): simple reference on a page will make you the deal.
> > It makes gup_fast() implementation simpler and doesn't require
> > special-case in futex code to handle tail THP pages.
> >
> > It should improve THP utilization over the system since splitting THP in
> > one process doesn't necessary lead to splitting the page in all other
> > processes have the page mapped.
> >
> [...]
> > I believe all known bugs have been fixed, but I'm sure Sasha will bring more
> > reports.
> >
> > The patchset also available on git:
> >
> > git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/kas/linux.git thp/refcounting/v4
> >
>
> Hi Kirill,
>
> I ran some ltp tests and it triggered two bugs:

Okay. The root of both is change in page_mapped(). I'll think how to fix
this.

--
Kirill A. Shutemov


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