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Date:	Mon, 07 Feb 2011 14:55:11 +0100
From:	Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl>
To:	Chris Metcalf <cmetcalf@...era.com>
Cc:	Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@...hat.com>,
	Avi Kivity <avi@...hat.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
	Rik van Riel <riel@...hat.com>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>,
	akpm@...ux-foundation.org,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-arch@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-mm@...ck.org,
	Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@...nel.crashing.org>,
	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Hugh Dickins <hugh.dickins@...cali.co.uk>,
	Mel Gorman <mel@....ul.ie>, Nick Piggin <npiggin@...nel.dk>,
	Paul McKenney <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Yanmin Zhang <yanmin_zhang@...ux.intel.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 01/25] tile: Fix __pte_free_tlb

On Fri, 2011-02-04 at 15:39 -0500, Chris Metcalf wrote:
> On 1/25/2011 12:31 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > Tile's __pte_free_tlb() implementation makes assumptions about the
> > generic mmu_gather implementation, cure this ;-)
> 
> I assume you will take this patch into your tree?  If so:
> 
> Acked-by: Chris Metcalf <cmetcalf@...era.com>

Feel free to take it yourself, this series might take a while to land..

> > [ Chris, from a quick look L2_USER_PGTABLE_PAGES is something like:
> >   1 << (24 - 16 + 3), which looks awefully large for an on-stack
> >   array. ]
> 
> Yes, the pte_pages[] array in this routine is 2KB currently.  Currently we
> ship with 64KB pagesize, so the kernel stack has plenty of room.  I do like
> that your patch removes this buffer, however, since we're currently looking
> into (re-)supporting 4KB pages, which would totally blow the kernel stack
> in this routine.

Ah, ok.

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