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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 5/5] x86/mm: Drop usage of __flush_tlb_all() in kernel_physical_mapping_init()
On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 04:35:32PM -0800, Dan Williams wrote:
>Commit f77084d96355 "x86/mm/pat: Disable preemption around
>__flush_tlb_all()" addressed a case where __flush_tlb_all() is called
>without preemption being disabled. It also left a warning to catch other
>cases where preemption is not disabled. That warning triggers for the
>memory hotplug path which is also used for persistent memory enabling:
> WARNING: CPU: 35 PID: 911 at ./arch/x86/include/asm/tlbflush.h:460
> RIP: 0010:__flush_tlb_all+0x1b/0x3a
> [..]
> Call Trace:
> phys_pud_init+0x29c/0x2bb
> kernel_physical_mapping_init+0xfc/0x219
> init_memory_mapping+0x1a5/0x3b0
> arch_add_memory+0x2c/0x50
> devm_memremap_pages+0x3aa/0x610
> pmem_attach_disk+0x585/0x700 [nd_pmem]
>Andy wondered why a path that can sleep was using __flush_tlb_all() [1]
>and Dave confirmed the expectation for TLB flush is for modifying /
>invalidating existing pte entries, but not initial population [2]. Drop
>the usage of __flush_tlb_all() in phys_{p4d,pud,pmd}_init() on the
>expectation that this path is only ever populating empty entries for the
>linear map. Note, at linear map teardown time there is a call to the
>all-cpu flush_tlb_all() to invalidate the removed mappings.
>Fixes: f77084d96355 ("x86/mm/pat: Disable preemption around __flush_tlb_all()")
>Cc: Kirill A. Shutemov <>
>Cc: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
>Cc: Thomas Gleixner <>
>Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
>Cc: Borislav Petkov <>
>Cc: <>
>Reported-by: Andy Lutomirski <>
>Suggested-by: Dave Hansen <>
>Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <>

Hi Dan,

This patch on it's own doesn't apply to any of the stable trees, does it
maybe depend on some of the previous patches in this series?


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