Re: [PATCH v1 2/2] fs/proc/task_mmu: convert smaps_hugetlb_range() to work on folios

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On Wed, Apr 17, 2024 at 02:18:10PM +0200, David Hildenbrand wrote:
> On 17.04.24 14:09, Oscar Salvador wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 17, 2024 at 11:23:13AM +0200, David Hildenbrand wrote:
> > > Let's get rid of another page_mapcount() check and simply use
> > > folio_likely_mapped_shared(), which is precise for hugetlb folios.
> > > 
> > > While at it, use huge_ptep_get() + pte_page() instead of ptep_get() +
> > > vm_normal_page(), just like we do in pagemap_hugetlb_range().
> > 
> > That is fine because vm_normal_page() tries to be clever about  mappings which
> > hugetlb does not support, right?
> Right, using vm_normal_page() is even completely bogus. Usually (but not
> always) we have PMDs/PUDs and not PTEs for mapping hugetlb pages -- where
> vm_normal_folio_pmd() would be the right thing to do.
> That's also the reason why hugetlb.c has not a single user of
> vm_normal_page() and friends ... it doesn't apply to hugetlb, but likely
> also isn't currently harmful to use it.

I guess not because we skip the special handling, but I agree that
replacing it is the right thing to do.
Thanks for explaining!

Oscar Salvador

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