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SubjectRe: [RFC REBASED 5/5] powerpc/mm/slice: use the dynamic high slice size to limit bitmap operations
Nicholas Piggin <> writes:

> On Tue, 27 Feb 2018 14:31:07 +0530
> "Aneesh Kumar K.V" <> wrote:
>> Christophe Leroy <> writes:
>> > The number of high slices a process might use now depends on its
>> > address space size, and what allocation address it has requested.
>> >
>> > This patch uses that limit throughout call chains where possible,
>> > rather than use the fixed SLICE_NUM_HIGH for bitmap operations.
>> > This saves some cost for processes that don't use very large address
>> > spaces.
>> I haven't really looked at the final code. One of the issue we had was
>> with the below scenario.
>> mmap(addr, len) where addr < 128TB and addr+len > 128TB We want to make
>> sure we build the mask such that we don't find the addr available.
> We should run it through the mmap regression tests. I *think* we moved
> all of that logic from the slice code to get_ummapped_area before going
> in to slices. I may have missed something though, it would be good to
> have more eyes on it.

mmap(-1,...) failed with the test. Something like below fix it

@@ -756,7 +770,7 @@ void slice_set_user_psize(struct mm_struct *mm, unsigned int psize)
mm->context.low_slices_psize = lpsizes;

hpsizes = mm->context.high_slices_psize;
- high_slices = GET_HIGH_SLICE_INDEX(mm->context.slb_addr_limit);
+ high_slices = SLICE_NUM_HIGH;
for (i = 0; i < high_slices; i++) {
mask_index = i & 0x1;
index = i >> 1;

I guess for everything in the mm_context_t, we should compute it till
SLICE_NUM_HIGH. The reason for failure was, even though we recompute the
slice mask cached in mm_context on slb_addr_limit, it was still derived
from the high_slices_psizes which was computed with lower value.


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