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Date:   Wed, 12 Aug 2020 08:28:19 +0200
From:   John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <>
To:     "Edgecombe, Rick P" <>
Cc:     "" <>,
        "" <>,
        "" <>,
        "Luck, Tony" <>,
        "" <>,
        "" <>,
        "" <>,
        "" <>
Subject: Re: "mm/vmalloc: Add flag for freeing of special permsissions" broke
 udev on ia64

Hi Rick!

On 8/12/20 6:50 AM, Edgecombe, Rick P wrote:
> On non-x86, this patchset shouldn't have changed much, just always
> flush the TLB and purge the vmalloc area in cases where previously this
> would only happen intermittently. Despite this, it also caused a
> problem on sparc. In the end the sparc issue turned out to be an issue
> with sparc's kernel range TLB flush implementation that was just now
> being hit earlier during boot instead of after the system had been up
> for some time. So I'm at first wondering if there might be something
> like that uncovered here.

Yeah, I am also suspecting a bug in the ia64-specific mm code which got
just unconvered by your changes.

> Unfortunately, it's unlikely that I can get access to ia64 hardware in
> the near term to debug. Would you be able to test some debug patches?

I can both test patches for you and arrange access to one of the Itanium
servers I manage if you want to test patches yourself. Both works fine.

> Also, can you post your config?

See attached.


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