[RFC,v2,2/5] powerpc/pmem: Disable synchronous fault by default
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Message ID 20200602074909.36738-2-aneesh.kumar@linux.ibm.com
State New
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  • [RFC,v2,1/5] libnvdimm/dax: Add a dax flag to control synchronous fault support
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Aneesh Kumar K.V June 2, 2020, 7:49 a.m. UTC
This adds a kernel config option that controls whether MAP_SYNC is enabled by
default. With POWER10, architecture is adding new pmem flush and sync
instructions. The kernel should prevent the usage of MAP_SYNC if applications
are not using the new instructions on newer hardware.

This config allows user to control whether MAP_SYNC should be enabled by
default or not.

Signed-off-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar@linux.ibm.com>
 arch/powerpc/platforms/Kconfig.cputype | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

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diff --git a/arch/powerpc/platforms/Kconfig.cputype b/arch/powerpc/platforms/Kconfig.cputype
index 27a81c291be8..f8694838ad4e 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/Kconfig.cputype
+++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/Kconfig.cputype
@@ -383,6 +383,15 @@  config PPC_KUEP
 	  If you're unsure, say Y.
+	bool "Disable synchronous fault support (MAP_SYNC)"
+	default y
+	help
+	  Disable support for synchronous fault with nvdimm namespaces.
+	  If you're unsure, say Y.