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authorMark Rutland <>2014-11-19 17:44:12 +0000
committerWill Deacon <>2014-11-20 12:05:18 +0000
commit15670ef1eac9817cf48da12c885aabcdd88e9add (patch)
tree27ebaa960609279a5ff7fa66a86f84b6b3ce52b2 /arch/arm64
parentd6c763afab142a85e4770b4bc2a5f40f256d5c5d (diff)
arm64: pgalloc: consistently use PGALLOC_GFP
We currently allocate different levels of page tables with a variety of differing flags, and the PGALLOC_GFP flags, intended for use when allocating any level of page table, are only used for ptes in pte_alloc_one. On x86, PGALLOC_GFP is used for all page table allocations. Currently the major differences are: * __GFP_NOTRACK -- Needed to ensure page tables are always accessible in the presence of kmemcheck to prevent recursive faults. Currently kmemcheck cannot be selected for arm64. * __GFP_REPEAT -- Causes the allocator to try to reclaim pages and retry upon a failure to allocate. * __GFP_ZERO -- Sometimes passed explicitly, sometimes zalloc variants are used. While we've no encountered issues so far, it would be preferable to be consistent. This patch ensures all levels of table are allocated in the same manner, with PGALLOC_GFP. Cc: Steve Capper <> Acked-by: Catalin Marinas <> Signed-off-by: Mark Rutland <> Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch/arm64')
2 files changed, 6 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/asm/pgalloc.h b/arch/arm64/include/asm/pgalloc.h
index d5bed02073d6..e20df38a8ff3 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/include/asm/pgalloc.h
+++ b/arch/arm64/include/asm/pgalloc.h
@@ -26,11 +26,13 @@
#define check_pgt_cache() do { } while (0)
static inline pmd_t *pmd_alloc_one(struct mm_struct *mm, unsigned long addr)
- return (pmd_t *)get_zeroed_page(GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_REPEAT);
+ return (pmd_t *)__get_free_page(PGALLOC_GFP);
static inline void pmd_free(struct mm_struct *mm, pmd_t *pmd)
@@ -50,7 +52,7 @@ static inline void pud_populate(struct mm_struct *mm, pud_t *pud, pmd_t *pmd)
static inline pud_t *pud_alloc_one(struct mm_struct *mm, unsigned long addr)
- return (pud_t *)get_zeroed_page(GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_REPEAT);
+ return (pud_t *)__get_free_page(PGALLOC_GFP);
static inline void pud_free(struct mm_struct *mm, pud_t *pud)
@@ -69,8 +71,6 @@ static inline void pgd_populate(struct mm_struct *mm, pgd_t *pgd, pud_t *pud)
extern pgd_t *pgd_alloc(struct mm_struct *mm);
extern void pgd_free(struct mm_struct *mm, pgd_t *pgd);
static inline pte_t *
pte_alloc_one_kernel(struct mm_struct *mm, unsigned long addr)
diff --git a/arch/arm64/mm/pgd.c b/arch/arm64/mm/pgd.c
index 6682b361d3ac..71ca104f97bd 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/mm/pgd.c
+++ b/arch/arm64/mm/pgd.c
@@ -35,9 +35,9 @@ static struct kmem_cache *pgd_cache;
pgd_t *pgd_alloc(struct mm_struct *mm)
- return (pgd_t *)get_zeroed_page(GFP_KERNEL);
+ return (pgd_t *)__get_free_page(PGALLOC_GFP);
- return kmem_cache_zalloc(pgd_cache, GFP_KERNEL);
+ return kmem_cache_alloc(pgd_cache, PGALLOC_GFP);
void pgd_free(struct mm_struct *mm, pgd_t *pgd)