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Date:   Mon, 29 Apr 2019 12:05:55 +1000
From:   Paul Mackerras <>
To:     Steven Price <>
Cc:, Andy Lutomirski <>,
        Ard Biesheuvel <>,
        Arnd Bergmann <>, Borislav Petkov <>,
        Catalin Marinas <>,
        Dave Hansen <>,
        Ingo Molnar <>,
        James Morse <>,
        Jérôme Glisse <>,
        Peter Zijlstra <>,
        Thomas Gleixner <>,
        Will Deacon <>,,
        "H. Peter Anvin" <>,,,
        Mark Rutland <>,
        "Liang, Kan" <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>,
        Michael Ellerman <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v8 05/20] KVM: PPC: Book3S HV: Remove pmd_is_leaf()

On Wed, Apr 03, 2019 at 03:16:12PM +0100, Steven Price wrote:
> Since pmd_large() is now always available, pmd_is_leaf() is redundant.
> Replace all uses with calls to pmd_large().

NAK.  I don't want to do this, because pmd_is_leaf() is purely about
the guest page tables (the "partition-scoped" radix tree which
specifies the guest physical to host physical translation), not about
anything to do with the Linux process page tables.  The guest page
tables have the same format as the Linux process page tables, but they
are managed separately.

If it makes things clearer, I could rename it to "guest_pmd_is_leaf()"
or something similar.


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