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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] mm: optimise pte dirty/accessed bit setting by demand based pte insertion
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.

Guenter

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# bad: [387ac6229ecf6e012649d4fc409c5352655a4cf0] Add linux-next specific files for 20180905
# good: [57361846b52bc686112da6ca5368d11210796804] Linux 4.19-rc2
git bisect start 'HEAD' 'v4.19-rc2'
# good: [668570e8389bb076bea9b7531553e1362f5abd11] Merge remote-tracking branch 'net-next/master'
git bisect good 668570e8389bb076bea9b7531553e1362f5abd11
# good: [7f2f69ebf0bcf3e9bcff7d560ba92cee960a66a6] Merge remote-tracking branch 'battery/for-next'
git bisect good 7f2f69ebf0bcf3e9bcff7d560ba92cee960a66a6
# good: [c31458d3e03e3a2edeaab225a22eaf68c07c8290] Merge remote-tracking branch 'rpmsg/for-next'
git bisect good c31458d3e03e3a2edeaab225a22eaf68c07c8290
# good: [e0f43dcbe9af8ac72f39fe92c5d0ee1883546427] Merge remote-tracking branch 'nvdimm/libnvdimm-for-next'
git bisect good e0f43dcbe9af8ac72f39fe92c5d0ee1883546427
# bad: [f509e2c0f3cd11df238f0f1b5ba013fe726decdf] of: ignore sub-page memory regions
git bisect bad f509e2c0f3cd11df238f0f1b5ba013fe726decdf
# good: [2f7eebf30b87534f7e4c3982307579d9adc782a5] ocfs2: fix clusters leak in ocfs2_defrag_extent()
git bisect good 2f7eebf30b87534f7e4c3982307579d9adc782a5
# good: [119eb88c9dd23e305939ad748237100078e304a8] mm/swapfile.c: call free_swap_slot() in __swap_entry_free()
git bisect good 119eb88c9dd23e305939ad748237100078e304a8
# good: [21d64d37adf3ab20b4c3a1951018e84bf815c887] mm: remove vm_insert_pfn()
git bisect good 21d64d37adf3ab20b4c3a1951018e84bf815c887
# good: [90cd1a69010844e9dbfc43279d681d798812b962] cramfs: convert to use vmf_insert_mixed
git bisect good 90cd1a69010844e9dbfc43279d681d798812b962
# good: [c7dd91289b4bb4c400a8a71953511991815f8e6f] mm/cow: optimise pte dirty/accessed bits handling in fork
git bisect good c7dd91289b4bb4c400a8a71953511991815f8e6f
# bad: [87d74ae75700a39effcb8c9ed8a8445e719ac369] hexagon: switch to NO_BOOTMEM
git bisect bad 87d74ae75700a39effcb8c9ed8a8445e719ac369
# bad: [3d1d5b26ac5b4d4193dc618a50cd88de1fb0d360] mm: optimise pte dirty/accessed bit setting by demand based pte insertion
git bisect bad 3d1d5b26ac5b4d4193dc618a50cd88de1fb0d360
# first bad commit: [3d1d5b26ac5b4d4193dc618a50cd88de1fb0d360] mm: optimise pte dirty/accessed bit setting by demand based pte insertion

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