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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next 1/2] tcp: add TCP_ZEROCOPY_RECEIVE support for zerocopy receive
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On 04/25/2018 09:04 AM, Matthew Wilcox wrote:

> If you don't zap the page range, any of the CPUs in the system where
> any thread in this task have ever run may have a TLB entry pointing to
> this page ... if the page is being recycled into the page allocator,
> then that page might end up as a slab page or page table or page cache
> while the other CPU still have access to it.

Yes, this makes sense.

>
> You could hang onto the page until you've built up a sufficiently large
> batch, then bulk-invalidate all of the TLB entries, but we start to get
> into weirdnesses on different CPU architectures.
>

zap_page_range() is already doing a bulk-invalidate,
so maybe vm_replace_page() wont bring serious improvement if we end-up doing same dance.

Thanks.

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