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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v4 09/27] x86/mm: Change _PAGE_DIRTY to _PAGE_DIRTY_HW
On 10/03/2018 06:38 AM, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 08:03:33AM -0700, Yu-cheng Yu wrote:
>> We are going to create _PAGE_DIRTY_SW for non-hardware, memory
>> management purposes. Rename _PAGE_DIRTY to _PAGE_DIRTY_HW and
>> _PAGE_BIT_DIRTY to _PAGE_BIT_DIRTY_HW to make these PTE dirty
>> bits more clear. There are no functional changes in this
>> patch.
> I would like there to be some documentation in this patchset which
> explains the difference between PAGE_SOFT_DIRTY and PAGE_DIRTY_SW.
> Also, is it really necessary to rename PAGE_DIRTY? It feels like a
> lot of churn.

This is a lot of churn? Are we looking a the same patch? :)

arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h | 6 +++---
arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable_types.h | 17 +++++++++--------
arch/x86/kernel/relocate_kernel_64.S | 2 +-
arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c | 2 +-
4 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)

But, yeah, I think we need to. While it will take a little adjustment
in the brains of us old-timers and a bit of pain when switching from old
kernels to new, this makes it a lot more clear what is going on.

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