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SubjectRe: [RFC 00/20] TLB batching consolidation and enhancements
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> On Jan 30, 2021, at 4:39 PM, Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 4:16 PM Nadav Amit <nadav.amit@gmail.com> wrote:
>> From: Nadav Amit <namit@vmware.com>
>>
>> There are currently (at least?) 5 different TLB batching schemes in the
>> kernel:
>>
>> 1. Using mmu_gather (e.g., zap_page_range()).
>>
>> 2. Using {inc|dec}_tlb_flush_pending() to inform other threads on the
>> ongoing deferred TLB flush and flushing the entire range eventually
>> (e.g., change_protection_range()).
>>
>> 3. arch_{enter|leave}_lazy_mmu_mode() for sparc and powerpc (and Xen?).
>>
>> 4. Batching per-table flushes (move_ptes()).
>>
>> 5. By setting a flag on that a deferred TLB flush operation takes place,
>> flushing when (try_to_unmap_one() on x86).
>
> Are you referring to the arch_tlbbatch_add_mm/flush mechanism?

Yes.

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