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    mm/memremap_pages: Introduce memremap_compat_align() · 9ffc1d19
    Dan Williams authored
    The "sub-section memory hotplug" facility allows memremap_pages() users
    like libnvdimm to compensate for hardware platforms like x86 that have a
    section size larger than their hardware memory mapping granularity.  The
    compensation that sub-section support affords is being tolerant of
    physical memory resources shifting by units smaller (64MiB on x86) than
    the memory-hotplug section size (128 MiB). Where the platform
    physical-memory mapping granularity is limited by the number and
    capability of address-decode-registers in the memory controller.
    While the sub-section support allows memremap_pages() to operate on
    sub-section (2MiB) granularity, the Power architecture may still
    require 16MiB alignment on "!radix_enabled()" platforms.
    In order for libnvdimm to be able to detect and manage this per-arch
    limitation, introduce memremap_compat_align() as a common minimum
    alignment across all driver-facing memory-mapping interfaces, and let
    Power override it to 16MiB in the "!radix_enabled()" case.
    The assumption / requirement for 16MiB to be a viable
    memremap_compat_align() value is that Power does not have platforms
    where its equivalent of address-decode-registers never hardware remaps a
    persistent memory resource on smaller than 16MiB boundaries. Note that I
    tried my best to not add a new Kconfig symbol, but header include
    entanglements defeated the #ifndef memremap_compat_align design pattern
    and the need to export it defeats the __weak design pattern for arch
    Based on an initial patch by Aneesh.
    Link: http://lore.kernel.org/r/CAPcyv4gBGNP95APYaBcsocEa50tQj9b5h__83vgngjq3ouGX_Q@mail.gmail.com
    Reported-by: default avatarAneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar@linux.ibm.com>
    Reported-by: default avatarJeff Moyer <jmoyer@redhat.com>
    Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
    Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
    Reviewed-by: default avatarAneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar@linux.ibm.com>
    Acked-by: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au> (powerpc)
    Signed-off-by: default avatarDan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
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