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Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 18:19:53 +0000
From: Mark Rutland <>
To: Ard Biesheuvel <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 09/10] arm64/mmu: replace 'page_mappings_only'
 parameter with flags argument

On Thu, Mar 09, 2017 at 09:25:11AM +0100, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> In preparation of extending the policy for manipulating kernel mappings
> with whether or not contiguous hints may be used in the page tables,
> replace the bool 'page_mappings_only' with a flags field and a flag
> Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <>

Thanks for attacking this.

I was going to comment on the name change, but I see that the next patch
introduces and uses NO_CONT_MAPPINGS, so that's fine by me.

>  void __init create_pgd_mapping(struct mm_struct *mm, phys_addr_t phys,
>  			       unsigned long virt, phys_addr_t size,
>  			       pgprot_t prot, bool page_mappings_only)
>  {
> +	int flags;
> +
>  	BUG_ON(mm == &init_mm);
> +	if (page_mappings_only)
> +		flags = NO_BLOCK_MAPPINGS;

> +
>  	__create_pgd_mapping(mm->pgd, phys, virt, size, prot,
> -			     pgd_pgtable_alloc, page_mappings_only);
> +			     pgd_pgtable_alloc, flags);
>  }

Given we can't pass the flags in to create_pgd_mapping() without
exposing those more generally, this also looks fine.


Reviewed-by: Mark Rutland <>


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