On Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:15:51 -0700 Khalid Aziz <khalid.a...@oracle.com> wrote:

> Some architectures can support metadata for memory pages and when a
> page is copied, its metadata must also be copied. Sparc processors
> from M7 onwards support metadata for memory pages. This metadata
> provides tag based protection for access to memory pages. To maintain
> this protection, the tag data must be copied to the new page when a
> page is migrated across NUMA nodes. This patch allows arch specific
> code to override default copy_highpage() and copy metadata along
> with page data upon migration.
> 
> ...
>
> --- a/include/linux/highmem.h
> +++ b/include/linux/highmem.h
> @@ -237,6 +237,8 @@ static inline void copy_user_highpage(struct page *to, 
> struct page *from,
>  
>  #endif
>  
> +#ifndef __HAVE_ARCH_COPY_HIGHPAGE
> +
>  static inline void copy_highpage(struct page *to, struct page *from)
>  {
>       char *vfrom, *vto;
> @@ -248,4 +250,6 @@ static inline void copy_highpage(struct page *to, struct 
> page *from)
>       kunmap_atomic(vfrom);
>  }
>  
> +#endif
> +
>  #endif /* _LINUX_HIGHMEM_H */

It would be more consistent and conventional here to do

#ifndef copy_highpage
static inline void copy_highpage(struct page *to, struct page *from)
{
        ...
}
#define copy_highpage copy_highpage

As is happening in [patch 07/11].

And a similar change could be made to [patch 02/11], actually.


Either way,

Acked-by: Andrew Morton <a...@linux-foundation.org>

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