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SubjectRe: [PATCH V11] mm/debug: Add tests validating architecture page table helpers
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On 12/03/2019 02:48 PM, Anshuman Khandual wrote:
> This adds tests which will validate architecture page table helpers and
> other accessors in their compliance with expected generic MM semantics.
> This will help various architectures in validating changes to existing
> page table helpers or addition of new ones.
>
> This test covers basic page table entry transformations including but not
> limited to old, young, dirty, clean, write, write protect etc at various
> level along with populating intermediate entries with next page table page
> and validating them.
>
> Test page table pages are allocated from system memory with required size
> and alignments. The mapped pfns at page table levels are derived from a
> real pfn representing a valid kernel text symbol. This test gets called
> right after page_alloc_init_late().
>
> This gets build and run when CONFIG_DEBUG_VM_PGTABLE is selected along with
> CONFIG_VM_DEBUG. Architectures willing to subscribe this test also need to
> select CONFIG_ARCH_HAS_DEBUG_VM_PGTABLE which for now is limited to x86 and
> arm64. Going forward, other architectures too can enable this after fixing
> build or runtime problems (if any) with their page table helpers.
>
> Folks interested in making sure that a given platform's page table helpers
> conform to expected generic MM semantics should enable the above config
> which will just trigger this test during boot. Any non conformity here will
> be reported as an warning which would need to be fixed. This test will help
> catch any changes to the agreed upon semantics expected from generic MM and
> enable platforms to accommodate it thereafter.

Any updates on this ?

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