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* [RFC PATCH 0/7] Kernel huge I/O mapping support
@ 2015-01-26 23:13 Toshi Kani
  2015-01-26 23:13 ` [RFC PATCH 1/7] mm: Change __get_vm_area_node() to use fls_long() Toshi Kani
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  0 siblings, 7 replies; 15+ messages in thread
From: Toshi Kani @ 2015-01-26 23:13 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: akpm, hpa, tglx, mingo, arnd, linux-mm; +Cc: x86, linux-kernel

ioremap() and its related interfaces are used to create I/O
mappings to memory-mapped I/O devices.  The mapping sizes of
the traditional I/O devices are relatively small.  Non-volatile
memory (NVM), however, has many GB and is going to have TB soon.
It is not very efficient to create large I/O mappings with 4KB. 

This patch extends the ioremap() interfaces to transparently
create I/O mappings with huge pages.  There is no change necessary
to the drivers using ioremap().  Using huge pages will improve
performance of NVM and other devices with large memory, and reduce
the time to create their mappings as well.

The patchset introduces the following configs:
 HUGE_IOMAP - When selected, enable huge I/O mappings.  Require
              HAVE_ARCH_HUGE_VMAP set.
 HAVE_ARCH_HUGE_VMAP - Indicate arch supports huge KVA mappings

Patch 1-4 changes common files to support huge I/O mappings.  There
is no change in the functinalities until HUGE_IOMAP is set in patch 7.

Patch 5,6 implement HAVE_ARCH_HUGE_VMAP and HUGE_IOMAP funcs on x86,
and set HAVE_ARCH_HUGE_VMAP on x86.

Patch 7 adds HUGE_IOMAP to Kconfig, which is set to Y by default on
x86.

---
Toshi Kani (7):
  1/7 mm: Change __get_vm_area_node() to use fls_long()
  2/7 lib: Add huge I/O map capability interfaces
  3/7 mm: Change ioremap to set up huge I/O mappings
  4/7 mm: Change vunmap to tear down huge KVA mappings
  5/7 x86, mm: Support huge KVA mappings on x86
  6/7 x86, mm: Support huge I/O mappings on x86
  7/7 mm: Add config HUGE_IOMAP to enable huge I/O mappings

---
 Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt |  2 ++
 arch/Kconfig                        |  3 ++
 arch/x86/Kconfig                    |  1 +
 arch/x86/include/asm/page_types.h   |  8 +++++
 arch/x86/mm/ioremap.c               | 16 ++++++++++
 arch/x86/mm/pgtable.c               | 32 ++++++++++++++++++++
 include/asm-generic/pgtable.h       | 12 ++++++++
 include/linux/io.h                  |  5 ++++
 lib/ioremap.c                       | 60 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 mm/Kconfig                          | 10 +++++++
 mm/vmalloc.c                        |  8 ++++-
 11 files changed, 156 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

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2015-01-26 23:13 [RFC PATCH 0/7] Kernel huge I/O mapping support Toshi Kani
2015-01-26 23:13 ` [RFC PATCH 1/7] mm: Change __get_vm_area_node() to use fls_long() Toshi Kani
2015-01-26 23:13 ` [RFC PATCH 2/7] lib: Add huge I/O map capability interfaces Toshi Kani
2015-01-26 23:54   ` Andrew Morton
2015-01-27  1:01     ` Toshi Kani
2015-01-27 21:37       ` Andrew Morton
2015-01-27 22:01         ` Toshi Kani
2015-02-05 20:56       ` Toshi Kani
2015-01-26 23:13 ` [RFC PATCH 3/7] mm: Change ioremap to set up huge I/O mappings Toshi Kani
2015-01-26 23:58   ` Andrew Morton
2015-01-27  0:01     ` Toshi Kani
2015-01-26 23:13 ` [RFC PATCH 4/7] mm: Change vunmap to tear down huge KVA mappings Toshi Kani
2015-01-26 23:13 ` [RFC PATCH 5/7] x86, mm: Support huge KVA mappings on x86 Toshi Kani
2015-01-26 23:13 ` [RFC PATCH 6/7] x86, mm: Support huge I/O " Toshi Kani
2015-01-26 23:13 ` [RFC PATCH 7/7] mm: Add config HUGE_IOMAP to enable huge I/O mappings Toshi Kani

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