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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] mm: optimise pte dirty/accessed bit setting by demand based pte insertion
On Wed, 5 Sep 2018 07:29:51 -0700
Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 09:20:34PM +1000, Nicholas Piggin wrote:
> > Similarly to the previous patch, this tries to optimise dirty/accessed
> > bits in ptes to avoid access costs of hardware setting them.
> >
>
> This patch results in silent nios2 boot failures, silent meaning that
> the boot stalls.
>
> ...
> Unpacking initramfs...
> Freeing initrd memory: 2168K
> workingset: timestamp_bits=30 max_order=15 bucket_order=0
> jffs2: version 2.2. (NAND) © 2001-2006 Red Hat, Inc.
> random: fast init done
> random: crng init done
>
> [no further activity until the qemu session is aborted]
>
> Reverting the patch fixes the problem. Bisect log is attached.

Thanks for bisecting it, I'll try to reproduce. Just qemu with no
obscure options? Interesting that it's hit nios2 but apparently not
other archs (yet).

Thanks,
Nick

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