lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2018]   [Mar]   [23]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH 05/11] x86/mm: do not auto-massage page protections
Date
Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com> wrote:

> On 03/23/2018 12:15 PM, Nadav Amit wrote:
>>> A PTE is constructed from a physical address and a pgprotval_t.
>>> __PAGE_KERNEL, for instance, is a pgprot_t and must be converted
>>> into a pgprotval_t before it can be used to create a PTE. This is
>>> done implicitly within functions like set_pte() by massage_pgprot().
>>>
>>> However, this makes it very challenging to set bits (and keep them
>>> set) if your bit is being filtered out by massage_pgprot().
>>>
>>> This moves the bit filtering out of set_pte() and friends. For
>>
>> I don’t see that set_pte() filters the bits, so I am confused by this
>> sentence...
>
> This was a typo/thinko. It should be pfn_pte().
>
>>> +static inline pgprotval_t check_pgprot(pgprot_t pgprot)
>>> +{
>>> + pgprotval_t massaged_val = massage_pgprot(pgprot);
>>> +
>>> + /* mmdebug.h can not be included here because of dependencies */
>>> +#ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_VM
>>> + WARN_ONCE(pgprot_val(pgprot) != massaged_val,
>>> + "attempted to set unsupported pgprot: %016lx "
>>> + "bits: %016lx supported: %016lx\n",
>>> + pgprot_val(pgprot),
>>> + pgprot_val(pgprot) ^ massaged_val,
>>> + __supported_pte_mask);
>>> +#endif
>> Why not to use VM_WARN_ON_ONCE() and avoid the ifdef?
>
> I wanted a message. VM_WARN_ON_ONCE() doesn't let you give a message.

Right (my bad). But VM_WARN_ONCE() lets you.


\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2018-03-23 20:35    [W:0.096 / U:2.788 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site