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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH RFC 1/3] x86: Make page cache mode a real type

On Tue, 2014-08-19 at 15:25 +0200, jgross@xxxxxxxx wrote:
> From: Juergen Gross <jgross@xxxxxxxx>
> At the moment there are a lot of places that handle setting or getting
> the page cache mode by treating the pgprot bits equal to the cache mode.
> This is only true because there are a lot of assumptions about the setup
> of the PAT MSR. Otherwise the cache type needs to get translated into
> pgprot bits and vice versa.
> This patch tries to prepare for that by introducing a seperate type
> for the cache mode and adding functions to translate between those and pgprot
> values.
> To avoid too much performance penalty the translation between cache mode
> and pgprot values is done via tables which contain the relevant information.
> Write-back cache mode is hard-wired to be 0, all other modes are configurable
> via those tables. For large pages there are translation functions as the
> PAT bit is located at different positions in the ptes of 4k and large pages.

One more comment below..

> diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/cacheflush.h 
> b/arch/x86/include/asm/cacheflush.h
> -static inline void set_page_memtype(struct page *pg, unsigned long memtype)
> +static inline void set_page_memtype(struct page *pg,
> +                                 enum page_cache_mode memtype)
>  {
>       unsigned long memtype_flags = _PGMT_DEFAULT;
>       unsigned long old_flags;
>       unsigned long new_flags;
>       switch (memtype) {
> -     case _PAGE_CACHE_WC:
> +     case _PAGE_CACHE_MODE_WC:
>               memtype_flags = _PGMT_WC;
>               break;
> -     case _PAGE_CACHE_UC_MINUS:
>               memtype_flags = _PGMT_UC_MINUS;
>               break;
> -     case _PAGE_CACHE_WB:
> +     case _PAGE_CACHE_MODE_WB:
> +     default:
>               memtype_flags = _PGMT_WB;
>               break;
>       }

Adding the "default" case handled as _PGMT_WB is not correct here.
free_ram_pages_type() calls set_page_memtype() with -1, which needs to
be set to _PGMT_DEFAULT.


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