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authorMark Rutland <>2016-06-01 12:07:17 +0100
committerWill Deacon <>2016-06-03 10:16:21 +0100
commita13e3a5b54e59ffdeba738ea6cb57a7856425206 (patch)
treef2a4eed18a2580deb7ace94a91e3808b65d5380d /arch
parent5988a363edb9eb9f31486ceb2cd10e8b45f05dda (diff)
arm64: update stale PAGE_OFFSET comment
Commit ab893fb9f1b17f02 ("arm64: introduce KIMAGE_VADDR as the virtual base of the kernel region") logically split KIMAGE_VADDR from PAGE_OFFSET, and since commit f9040773b7bbbd9e ("arm64: move kernel image to base of vmalloc area") the two have been distinct values. Unfortunately, neither commit updated the comment above these definitions, which now erroneously states that PAGE_OFFSET is the start of the kernel image rather than the start of the linear mapping. This patch fixes said comment, and introduces an explanation of KIMAGE_VADDR. Signed-off-by: Mark Rutland <> Cc: Will Deacon <> Cc: Catalin Marinas <> Cc: Marc Zyngier <> Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/asm/memory.h b/arch/arm64/include/asm/memory.h
index 72a3025bb583..31b73227b41f 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/include/asm/memory.h
+++ b/arch/arm64/include/asm/memory.h
@@ -55,8 +55,9 @@
- * PAGE_OFFSET - the virtual address of the start of the kernel image (top
+ * PAGE_OFFSET - the virtual address of the start of the linear map (top
* (VA_BITS - 1))
+ * KIMAGE_VADDR - the virtual address of the start of the kernel image
* VA_BITS - the maximum number of bits for virtual addresses.
* VA_START - the first kernel virtual address.
* TASK_SIZE - the maximum size of a user space task.