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Date:   Fri,  8 Jan 2021 17:15:17 +0000
From:   Will Deacon <will@...nel.org>
To:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     linux-mm@...ck.org, linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org,
        Will Deacon <will@...nel.org>,
        Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@....com>,
        Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>, Minchan Kim <minchan@...nel.org>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        "Kirill A . Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@...ux.intel.com>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Vinayak Menon <vinmenon@...eaurora.org>,
        Hugh Dickins <hughd@...gle.com>, kernel-team@...roid.com
Subject: [PATCH v2 3/3] arm64: mm: Implement arch_wants_old_prefaulted_pte()

On CPUs with hardware AF/DBM, initialising prefaulted PTEs as 'old'
improves vmscan behaviour and does not appear to introduce any overhead.

Implement arch_wants_old_prefaulted_pte() to return 'true' if we detect
hardware access flag support at runtime. This can be extended in future
based on MIDR matching if necessary.

Cc: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@....com>
Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will@...nel.org>
---
 arch/arm64/include/asm/pgtable.h | 12 +++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/asm/pgtable.h b/arch/arm64/include/asm/pgtable.h
index 501562793ce2..e17b96d0e4b5 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/include/asm/pgtable.h
+++ b/arch/arm64/include/asm/pgtable.h
@@ -980,7 +980,17 @@ static inline bool arch_faults_on_old_pte(void)
 
 	return !cpu_has_hw_af();
 }
-#define arch_faults_on_old_pte arch_faults_on_old_pte
+#define arch_faults_on_old_pte		arch_faults_on_old_pte
+
+/*
+ * Experimentally, it's cheap to set the access flag in hardware and we
+ * benefit from prefaulting mappings as 'old' to start with.
+ */
+static inline bool arch_wants_old_prefaulted_pte(void)
+{
+	return !arch_faults_on_old_pte();
+}
+#define arch_wants_old_prefaulted_pte	arch_wants_old_prefaulted_pte
 
 #endif /* !__ASSEMBLY__ */
 
-- 
2.29.2.729.g45daf8777d-goog

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