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SubjectRe: [RESEND PATCH v4 5/6] arm64/mm: Populate the swapper_pg_dir by fixmap.
Hi James,

On Fri, Sep 07, 2018 at 10:58:22AM +0100, James Morse wrote:
> On 22/08/18 10:54, Jun Yao wrote:
> > WRITE_ONCE(*pmdp, pmd);
> > dsb(ishst);
> > }
> > @@ -480,6 +511,19 @@ static inline phys_addr_t pmd_page_paddr(pmd_t pmd)
> >
> > static inline void set_pud(pud_t *pudp, pud_t pud)
> > {
> > + if (in_swapper_pgdir(pudp)) {
> > + pud_t *fixmap_pudp;
> > +
> > + spin_lock(&swapper_pgdir_lock);
> > + fixmap_pudp = (pud_t *)pgd_set_fixmap(__pa(pudp));
> This is a bit subtle: are you using the pgd fixmap entry because the path from
> map_mem() uses the other three?
> Using the pgd fix slot for a pud looks a bit strange to me, but its arguably a
> side-effect of the folding.

Yes, it's a side-effect of the folding.

When the CONFIG_PGTABLE_LEVELS == 3, the pud is folded into the pgd. It
means that the pgd is never none and it is also a pud. That's why I use
the pgd fixmap entry.

Maybe write this more clearly:

static inline void set_pud(pud_t *pudp, pud_t pud)
pgd_t *pgdp = (pgd_t *)pudp;

if (...) {
pgd_t *fixmap_pgdp;
pud_t *fixmap_pudp;

fixmap_pgdp = pgd_set_fixmap(__pa(pgdp));
fixmap_pudp = pud_set_fixmap_offset(fixmap_pgdp, 0UL);

Do you have any way to make it look more reasonable?

> I see this called 68 times during boot on a 64K/42bit-VA, 65 of which appear to
> be during paging_init(). What do you think to keeping paging_init()s use of the
> pgd fixmap for swapper_pg_dir, deliberately to skip the in_swapper_pgdir() test
> during paging_init()?

I think the set_pud() should not be called on a 64K/42bit-VA. As only
the level 2 and level 3 page tables are in use. It means that the pmd is
folded into the pud and the pud is never none. So the set_pud() should
not be called.

I think a variable can be introduced to indicate whether paging_init()
has been completed. And decide whether or not to skip the
in_swapper_pgdir() base on the value of it.

I don't know if this is reasonable. What do you think?



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