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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/6] mm, memory_hotplug: Provide argument for the pgprot_t in arch_add_memory()
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On 09.12.19 20:13, Logan Gunthorpe wrote:
> devm_memremap_pages() is currently used by the PCI P2PDMA code to create
> struct page mappings for IO memory. At present, these mappings are created
> with PAGE_KERNEL which implies setting the PAT bits to be WB. However, on
> x86, an mtrr register will typically override this and force the cache
> type to be UC-. In the case firmware doesn't set this register it is
> effectively WB and will typically result in a machine check exception
> when it's accessed.
>
> Other arches are not currently likely to function correctly seeing they
> don't have any MTRR registers to fall back on.
>
> To solve this, add an argument to arch_add_memory() to explicitly
> set the pgprot value to a specific value.
>
> Of the arches that support MEMORY_HOTPLUG: x86_64, s390 and arm64 is a
> simple change to pass the pgprot_t down to their respective functions
> which set up the page tables. For x86_32, set the page tables explicitly
> using _set_memory_prot() (seeing they are already mapped). For sh, reject
> anything but PAGE_KERNEL settings -- this should be fine, for now, seeing
> sh doesn't support ZONE_DEVICE anyway.
>
> Cc: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
> Cc: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
> Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
> Signed-off-by: Logan Gunthorpe <logang@deltatee.com>
> ---
> arch/arm64/mm/mmu.c | 4 ++--
> arch/ia64/mm/init.c | 5 ++++-
> arch/powerpc/mm/mem.c | 4 ++--
> arch/s390/mm/init.c | 4 ++--
> arch/sh/mm/init.c | 5 ++++-
> arch/x86/mm/init_32.c | 7 ++++++-
> arch/x86/mm/init_64.c | 4 ++--
> include/linux/memory_hotplug.h | 2 +-
> mm/memory_hotplug.c | 2 +-
> mm/memremap.c | 2 +-
> 10 files changed, 25 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/arm64/mm/mmu.c b/arch/arm64/mm/mmu.c
> index 60c929f3683b..48b65272df15 100644
> --- a/arch/arm64/mm/mmu.c
> +++ b/arch/arm64/mm/mmu.c
> @@ -1050,7 +1050,7 @@ int p4d_free_pud_page(p4d_t *p4d, unsigned long addr)
> }
>
> #ifdef CONFIG_MEMORY_HOTPLUG
> -int arch_add_memory(int nid, u64 start, u64 size,
> +int arch_add_memory(int nid, u64 start, u64 size, pgprot_t prot,
> struct mhp_restrictions *restrictions)

Can we fiddle that into "struct mhp_restrictions" instead?


--
Thanks,

David / dhildenb

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