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From: Mike Kravetz <>
To: Yang Shi <>,,,,,
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] fs: introduce ST_HUGE flag and set it to tmpfs and hugetlbfs
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:26:35 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 04/17/2018 02:08 PM, Yang Shi wrote:
> And, set the flag for hugetlbfs as well to keep the consistency, and the
> applications don't have to know what filesystem is used to use huge
> page, just need to check ST_HUGE flag.

For hugetlbfs, setting such a flag would be for consistency only.  mapping
hugetlbfs files REQUIRES huge page alignment and size.

If an application would want to take advantage of this flag for tmpfs, it
needs to map at a fixed address (MAP_FIXED) for huge page alignment.  So,
it will need to do one of the 'mmap tricks' to get a mapping at a suitably
aligned address.  

IIRC, there is code to 'suitably align' DAX mappings to appropriate huge page
boundaries.  Perhaps, something like this could be added for tmpfs mounted
with huge=?  Of course, this would not take into account 'length' but may
help some.

Mike Kravetz

  parent reply	other threads:[~2018-04-18 20:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-17 21:08 Yang Shi
2018-04-17 21:31 ` Andrew Morton
2018-04-17 21:51   ` Yang Shi
2018-04-17 23:22 ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-04-17 23:37   ` Yang Shi
2018-04-18 10:27 ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-04-18 18:18   ` Yang Shi
2018-04-19  8:28     ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-04-19  9:05       ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2018-04-20  0:18       ` Yang Shi
2018-04-18 20:26 ` Mike Kravetz [this message]
2018-04-18 20:53   ` Yang Shi
2018-04-19  9:01   ` Kirill A. Shutemov

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