[PATCH] paravirt: pte clear not present
Zachary Amsden [Sun, 1 Oct 2006 06:29:31 +0000 (23:29 -0700)]
Change pte_clear_full to a more appropriately named pte_clear_not_present,
allowing optimizations when not-present mapping changes need not be reflected
in the hardware TLB for protected page table modes.  There is also another
case that can use it in the fremap code.

Signed-off-by: Zachary Amsden <zach@vmware.com>
Signed-off-by: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@xensource.com>
Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

include/asm-generic/pgtable.h
mm/fremap.c
mm/memory.c

index 349260c..7874071 100644 (file)
@@ -112,8 +112,13 @@ do {                                                                         \
 })
 #endif
 
-#ifndef __HAVE_ARCH_PTE_CLEAR_FULL
-#define pte_clear_full(__mm, __address, __ptep, __full)                        \
+/*
+ * Some architectures may be able to avoid expensive synchronization
+ * primitives when modifications are made to PTE's which are already
+ * not present, or in the process of an address space destruction.
+ */
+#ifndef __HAVE_ARCH_PTE_CLEAR_NOT_PRESENT_FULL
+#define pte_clear_not_present_full(__mm, __address, __ptep, __full)    \
 do {                                                                   \
        pte_clear((__mm), (__address), (__ptep));                       \
 } while (0)
index aa30618..7a9d0f5 100644 (file)
@@ -39,7 +39,7 @@ static int zap_pte(struct mm_struct *mm, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
        } else {
                if (!pte_file(pte))
                        free_swap_and_cache(pte_to_swp_entry(pte));
-               pte_clear(mm, addr, ptep);
+               pte_clear_not_present_full(mm, addr, ptep, 0);
        }
        return !!page;
 }
index 7707187..2e75462 100644 (file)
@@ -690,7 +690,7 @@ static unsigned long zap_pte_range(struct mmu_gather *tlb,
                        continue;
                if (!pte_file(ptent))
                        free_swap_and_cache(pte_to_swp_entry(ptent));
-               pte_clear_full(mm, addr, pte, tlb->fullmm);
+               pte_clear_not_present_full(mm, addr, pte, tlb->fullmm);
        } while (pte++, addr += PAGE_SIZE, (addr != end && *zap_work > 0));
 
        add_mm_rss(mm, file_rss, anon_rss);