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mm: add support for discard of unused ptes
In a virtualized environment and given an appropriate interface the guest can mark pages as unused while they are free (for the s390 implementation see git commit 45e576b "guest page hinting light"). For the host the unused state is a property of the pte. This patch adds the primitive 'pte_unused' and code to the host swap out handler so that pages marked as unused by all mappers are not swapped out but discarded instead, thus saving one IO for swap out and potentially another one for swap in. [ Martin Schwidefsky: patch reordering and simplification ] Signed-off-by: Konstantin Weitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <email@example.com>
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