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From: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
To: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org, "Matthew Wilcox" <mawilcox@microsoft.com>,
	"Andrew Morton" <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	"Kirill A . Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>,
	"Christoph Lameter" <cl@linux.com>,
	"Lai Jiangshan" <jiangshanlai@gmail.com>,
	"Pekka Enberg" <penberg@kernel.org>,
	"Dave Hansen" <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>,
	"Jérôme Glisse" <jglisse@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 12/17] mm: Add pt_mm to struct page
Date: Tue, 15 May 2018 05:23:35 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180515122335.GF31599@bombadil.infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <89ea9412-22fe-d08c-718c-15bc816ec47c@suse.cz>

On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 11:27:25AM +0200, Vlastimil Babka wrote:
> On 05/04/2018 08:33 PM, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > From: Matthew Wilcox <mawilcox@microsoft.com>
> > 
> > x86 overloads the page->index field to store a pointer to the mm_struct.
> 
> Maybe start the sentence with "For page table pages, ..." or "For pgd
> page table pages, ..." ?

Thanks, done.

> > -			unsigned long _pt_pad_3;
> > +			struct mm_struct *pt_mm;
> 
> Add comment that it's x86-only so somebody doesn't try to write a
> generic code expecting it?

Done.

My plan is to actually make this true for all page table pages so that
we can always track a page table back to its owner, but that's not part
of this patch set, and we can remove the comment when that changes.

That's part of the generic infrastructure we need to be able to survive
an uncorrectable error in a process's page table.

  reply	other threads:[~2018-05-15 12:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 31+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-05-04 18:33 [PATCH v5 00/17] Rearrange " Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-04 18:33 ` [PATCH v5 01/17] s390: Use _refcount for pgtables Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-04 18:33 ` [PATCH v5 02/17] mm: Split page_type out from _mapcount Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-14 14:33   ` Vlastimil Babka
2018-05-04 18:33 ` [PATCH v5 03/17] mm: Mark pages in use for page tables Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-04 18:33 ` [PATCH v5 04/17] mm: Switch s_mem and slab_cache in struct page Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-07 14:58   ` Christopher Lameter
2018-05-14 14:37   ` Vlastimil Babka
2018-05-04 18:33 ` [PATCH v5 05/17] mm: Move 'private' union within " Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-04 18:33 ` [PATCH v5 06/17] mm: Move _refcount out of struct page union Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-04 18:33 ` [PATCH v5 07/17] mm: Combine first three unions in struct page Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-14 14:42   ` Vlastimil Babka
2018-05-04 18:33 ` [PATCH v5 08/17] mm: Use page->deferred_list Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-04 18:33 ` [PATCH v5 09/17] mm: Move lru union within struct page Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-04 18:33 ` [PATCH v5 10/17] mm: Combine LRU and main union in " Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-04 18:33 ` [PATCH v5 11/17] mm: Improve struct page documentation Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-15  9:22   ` Vlastimil Babka
2018-05-04 18:33 ` [PATCH v5 12/17] mm: Add pt_mm to struct page Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-15  9:27   ` Vlastimil Babka
2018-05-15 12:23     ` Matthew Wilcox [this message]
2018-05-04 18:33 ` [PATCH v5 13/17] mm: Add hmm_data " Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-15  9:32   ` Vlastimil Babka
2018-05-15 12:40     ` Vlastimil Babka
2018-05-04 18:33 ` [PATCH v5 14/17] slab,slub: Remove rcu_head size checks Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-15 11:30   ` Vlastimil Babka
2018-05-04 18:33 ` [PATCH v5 15/17] slub: Remove kmem_cache->reserved Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-04 18:33 ` [PATCH v5 16/17] slub: Remove 'reserved' file from sysfs Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-07 15:01   ` Christopher Lameter
2018-05-04 18:33 ` [PATCH v5 17/17] mm: Distinguish VMalloc pages Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-04 20:52 ` [PATCH v5 00/17] Rearrange struct page Andrew Morton
2018-05-04 21:25   ` Matthew Wilcox

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