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Subject[PATCH v3 1/2] mm: provide a fallback for PAGE_KERNEL_RO for architectures
Some architectures do not define certain PAGE_KERNEL_* flags, this is
either because:

a) The way to implement some of these flags is *not yet ported*, or
b) The architecture *has no way* to describe them

Over time we have accumulated a few PAGE_KERNEL_* fallback work arounds
for architectures in the kernel which do not define them using *relatively
safe* equivalents. Move these scattered fallback hacks into asm-generic.

We start off with PAGE_KERNEL_RO using PAGE_KERNEL as a fallback. This
has been in place on the firmware loader for years. Move the fallback
into the respective asm-generic header.

Signed-off-by: Luis R. Rodriguez <>
drivers/base/firmware_loader/fallback.c | 5 -----
include/asm-generic/pgtable.h | 14 ++++++++++++++
2 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/base/firmware_loader/fallback.c b/drivers/base/firmware_loader/fallback.c
index 358354148dec..36f016b753e0 100644
--- a/drivers/base/firmware_loader/fallback.c
+++ b/drivers/base/firmware_loader/fallback.c
@@ -219,11 +219,6 @@ static ssize_t firmware_loading_show(struct device *dev,
return sprintf(buf, "%d\n", loading);

-/* Some architectures don't have PAGE_KERNEL_RO */
/* one pages buffer should be mapped/unmapped only once */
static int map_fw_priv_pages(struct fw_priv *fw_priv)
diff --git a/include/asm-generic/pgtable.h b/include/asm-generic/pgtable.h
index f59639afaa39..4e310e543fc8 100644
--- a/include/asm-generic/pgtable.h
+++ b/include/asm-generic/pgtable.h
@@ -1083,6 +1083,20 @@ int phys_mem_access_prot_allowed(struct file *file, unsigned long pfn,
static inline void init_espfix_bsp(void) { }

+ * Architecture PAGE_KERNEL_* fallbacks
+ *
+ * Some architectures don't define certain PAGE_KERNEL_* flags. This is either
+ * because they really don't support them, or the port needs to be updated to
+ * reflect the required functionality. Below are a set of relatively safe
+ * fallbacks, as best effort, which we can count on in lieu of the architectures
+ * not defining them on their own yet.
+ */
#endif /* !__ASSEMBLY__ */

#ifndef io_remap_pfn_range
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