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Date:   Thu, 13 Apr 2017 05:46:33 -0700
From:   Matthew Wilcox <>
To:     "Aneesh Kumar K.V" <>
Cc:,,,,,, Davidlohr Bueso <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mm,hugetlb: compute page_size_log properly

On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 11:32:09AM +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
> > +#define SHM_HUGE_SHIFT	26
> > +#define SHM_HUGE_MASK	0x3f
> > +#define SHM_HUGE_2MB	(21 << SHM_HUGE_SHIFT)
> > +#define SHM_HUGE_8MB	(23 << SHM_HUGE_SHIFT)
> > +#define SHM_HUGE_1GB	(30 << SHM_HUGE_SHIFT)
> > +#define SHM_HUGE_16GB	(34 << SHM_HUGE_SHIFT)
> This should be in arch/uapi like MAP_HUGE_2M ? That will let arch add
> #defines based on the hugepae size supported by them.

Well, what do we want to happen if source code contains SHM_HUGE_2MB?
Do we want it to fail to compile on ppc, or do we want it to request 2MB
pages and get ... hmm, looks like it fails at runtime (size_to_hstate
ends up returning NULL).  So, yeah, looks like a compile-time failure
would be better.

But speaking of MAP_HUGE_, the only definitions so far are in arch/x86.
Are you going to add the ppc versions?

Also, which header file?  I'm reluctant to add a new header, but
asm/shmbuf.h doesn't seem like a great place to put it.

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