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Date:   Wed, 25 Oct 2023 11:15:42 +0800
From:   Baolin Wang <>
To:     "Yin, Fengwei" <>,
        Barry Song <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] arm64: mm: drop tlb flush operation when clearing the
 access bit

On 10/25/2023 11:08 AM, Yin, Fengwei wrote:
> On 10/25/2023 11:03 AM, Baolin Wang wrote:
>>> My understanding is that arm64 doesn't do invalidate the TLB during > context switch. The flush_tlb_page_nosync() here + DSB during context
>> Yes, we only perform a TLB flush when the ASID is exhausted during context switch, and I think this is same with x86 IIUC.
> If we remove flush_tlb_page_nosync(), can we still claim TLB is flushed during
> context switch for ARM64?

To be more precise, it is necessary to add prerequisite conditions, such 
as when ASID is exhausted. I can update the comments.

>>> switch make sure the TLB is invalidated during context switch.
>>> So we can't remove flush_tlb_page_nosync() here? Or something was changed
>>> for arm64 (I have zero knowledge to TLB on arm64. So some obvious thing
>>> may be missed)? Thanks.
>> IMHO, the tlb can be easily evicted or flushed if the system is under memory pressure, so like Barry said, the chance of reclaiming hot page is relatively low, at least on X86, we did not see any heavy refault issue.
>> For MGLRU, it uses ptep_test_and_clear_young() instead of ptep_clear_flush_young_notify(), and we did not find any problems until now since deploying to ARM servers.

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