[PATCH] core remove PageReserved
authorNick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
Sun, 30 Oct 2005 01:16:12 +0000 (18:16 -0700)
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>
Sun, 30 Oct 2005 04:40:39 +0000 (21:40 -0700)
commitb5810039a54e5babf428e9a1e89fc1940fabff11
tree835836cb527ec9bd525f93eb7e016f3dfb8c8ae2
parentf9c98d0287de42221c624482fd4f8d485c98ab22
[PATCH] core remove PageReserved

Remove PageReserved() calls from core code by tightening VM_RESERVED
handling in mm/ to cover PageReserved functionality.

PageReserved special casing is removed from get_page and put_page.

All setting and clearing of PageReserved is retained, and it is now flagged
in the page_alloc checks to help ensure we don't introduce any refcount
based freeing of Reserved pages.

MAP_PRIVATE, PROT_WRITE of VM_RESERVED regions is tentatively being
deprecated.  We never completely handled it correctly anyway, and is be
reintroduced in future if required (Hugh has a proof of concept).

Once PageReserved() calls are removed from kernel/power/swsusp.c, and all
arch/ and driver code, the Set and Clear calls, and the PG_reserved bit can
be trivially removed.

Last real user of PageReserved is swsusp, which uses PageReserved to
determine whether a struct page points to valid memory or not.  This still
needs to be addressed (a generic page_is_ram() should work).

A last caveat: the ZERO_PAGE is now refcounted and managed with rmap (and
thus mapcounted and count towards shared rss).  These writes to the struct
page could cause excessive cacheline bouncing on big systems.  There are a
number of ways this could be addressed if it is an issue.

Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>

Refcount bug fix for filemap_xip.c

Signed-off-by: Carsten Otte <cotte@de.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
22 files changed:
arch/ppc64/kernel/vdso.c
arch/sparc/mm/generic.c
arch/sparc64/mm/generic.c
drivers/scsi/sg.c
drivers/scsi/st.c
fs/direct-io.c
include/linux/mm.h
kernel/power/swsusp.c
mm/bootmem.c
mm/filemap_xip.c
mm/fremap.c
mm/madvise.c
mm/memory.c
mm/mempolicy.c
mm/mmap.c
mm/mprotect.c
mm/msync.c
mm/page_alloc.c
mm/rmap.c
mm/shmem.c
mm/swap.c
sound/core/pcm_native.c