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

On 10/09/18 12:41, Jun Yao wrote:
> 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;
> spin_lock(...);
> fixmap_pgdp = pgd_set_fixmap(__pa(pgdp));
> fixmap_pudp = pud_set_fixmap_offset(fixmap_pgdp, 0UL);

Using two fixmap entries is excessive, this is behind __PAGETABLE_PUD_FOLDED, so
we should know what is going on.

(The folding confuses me every time I look at it)

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

I'm just reacting to a function with 'pud' in the name, that takes two pud's as
arguments, using the pgd fixmap slot. I think its fine to leave it like this, as
in_swapper_pg_dir() has told us this is the pgd we're dealing with, it just
looks funny.

>> 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.

(yes, sorry, it was just the one I picked on!)

> 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?

I think we can just trick in_swapper_pgdir(), this code only runs once, and its
already in a very strange environment.



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