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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
To: Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>
Cc: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill@shutemov.name>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, linux-next@vger.kernel.org,
	sfr@canb.auug.org.au, mhocko@suse.cz,
	"Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
Subject: Re: mmotm 2015-01-22-15-04: qemu failures due to 'mm: account pmd page tables to the process'
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:24:33 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20150127132433.dbe4461d9caeecdb50f28b42@linux-foundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20150127162428.GA21638@roeck-us.net>

On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:24:28 -0800 Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:

> > __PAGETABLE_PMD_FOLDED is defined during <asm/pgtable.h> which is not
> > included into <linux/mm_types.h>. And we cannot include it here since
> > many of <asm/pgtables> needs <linux/mm_types.h> to define struct page.
> > 
> > I failed to come up with better solution rather than put nr_pmds into
> > mm_struct unconditionally.
> > 
> > One possible solution would be to expose number of page table levels
> > architecture has via Kconfig, but that's ugly and requires changes to
> > all architectures.
> > 
> FWIW, I tried a number of approaches. Ultimately I gave up and concluded
> that it has to be either this patch or, as you say here, we would have
> to add something like PAGETABLE_PMD_FOLDED as a Kconfig option.

It's certainly a big mess.  Yes, I expect that moving
__PAGETABLE_PMD_FOLDED and probably PAGETABLE_LEVELS into Kconfig logic
would be a good fix.

Adding 8 bytes to the mm_struct (sometimes) isn't a huge issue, but
it does make the kernel just a little bit worse.

Has anyone taken a look at what the Kconfig approach would look like?

Possibly another fix for this would be to move mm_struct into its own
header file, or something along those lines?


  reply	other threads:[~2015-01-27 21:24 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 33+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-01-22 23:05 mmotm 2015-01-22-15-04 uploaded akpm
2015-01-23  5:04 ` mmotm 2015-01-22-15-04: qemu failures due to 'mm: account pmd page tables to the process' Guenter Roeck
2015-01-23 11:13   ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2015-01-23 15:07     ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-23 21:55       ` Andrew Morton
2015-01-24  2:44         ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-24  3:05           ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-24  5:52         ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-26 12:29           ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2015-01-26 14:03             ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-26 14:17               ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-27 16:16               ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2015-01-27 16:24                 ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-27 21:24                   ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2015-01-28  6:16                     ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-23  5:08 ` mmotm 2015-01-22-15-04: qemu failure due to 'mm: memcontrol: remove unnecessary soft limit tree node test' Guenter Roeck
2015-01-23 14:18   ` Johannes Weiner
2015-01-23 15:17     ` Christoph Lameter
2015-01-23 16:02       ` Johannes Weiner
2015-01-23 16:59         ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-23 17:36           ` Johannes Weiner
2015-01-23 17:38             ` Johannes Weiner
2015-01-24  2:02             ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-27 17:24       ` Michal Hocko
2015-01-28 15:03         ` Christoph Lameter
2015-01-23 15:46     ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-23 16:03       ` Johannes Weiner
2015-01-23 20:20     ` Christoph Lameter
2015-01-23 20:33       ` Guenter Roeck
2015-01-23 21:09         ` Christoph Lameter
2015-01-24  7:16           ` Johannes Weiner
2015-01-25 21:36             ` Valdis.Kletnieks
2015-01-26 13:37               ` Johannes Weiner

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