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Date:   Wed, 6 Mar 2019 14:33:49 -0800
From:   tip-bot for Qian Cai <>
Subject: [tip:x86/urgent] x86/mm: Remove unused variable 'old_pte'

Commit-ID:  24c41220659ecc5576c34c6f23537f8d3949fb05
Author:     Qian Cai <>
AuthorDate: Fri, 1 Mar 2019 10:29:24 -0500
Committer:  Thomas Gleixner <>
CommitDate: Wed, 6 Mar 2019 23:24:53 +0100

x86/mm: Remove unused variable 'old_pte'

The commit 3a19109efbfa ("x86/mm: Fix try_preserve_large_page() to
handle large PAT bit") fixed try_preserve_large_page() by using the
corresponding pud/pmd prot/pfn interfaces, but left a variable unused
because it no longer used pte_pfn().

Later, the commit 8679de0959e6 ("x86/mm/cpa: Split, rename and clean up
try_preserve_large_page()") renamed try_preserve_large_page() to
__should_split_large_page(), but the unused variable remains.

arch/x86/mm/pageattr.c: In function '__should_split_large_page':
arch/x86/mm/pageattr.c:741:17: warning: variable 'old_pte' set but not
used [-Wunused-but-set-variable]

Fixes: 3a19109efbfa ("x86/mm: Fix try_preserve_large_page() to handle large PAT bit")
Signed-off-by: Qian Cai <>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <>

 arch/x86/mm/pageattr.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/mm/pageattr.c b/arch/x86/mm/pageattr.c
index 14e6119838a6..4c570612e24e 100644
--- a/arch/x86/mm/pageattr.c
+++ b/arch/x86/mm/pageattr.c
@@ -738,7 +738,7 @@ static int __should_split_large_page(pte_t *kpte, unsigned long address,
 	unsigned long numpages, pmask, psize, lpaddr, pfn, old_pfn;
 	pgprot_t old_prot, new_prot, req_prot, chk_prot;
-	pte_t new_pte, old_pte, *tmp;
+	pte_t new_pte, *tmp;
 	enum pg_level level;
@@ -781,7 +781,7 @@ static int __should_split_large_page(pte_t *kpte, unsigned long address,
 	 * Convert protection attributes to 4k-format, as cpa->mask* are set
 	 * up accordingly.
-	old_pte = *kpte;
 	/* Clear PSE (aka _PAGE_PAT) and move PAT bit to correct position */
 	req_prot = pgprot_large_2_4k(old_prot);

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