mm/sparsemem: enable vmem_altmap support in vmemmap_populate_basepages()

Patch series "arm64: Enable vmemmap mapping from device memory", v4.

This series enables vmemmap backing memory allocation from device memory
ranges on arm64.  But before that, it enables vmemmap_populate_basepages()
and vmemmap_alloc_block_buf() to accommodate struct vmem_altmap based
alocation requests.

This patch (of 3):

vmemmap_populate_basepages() is used across platforms to allocate backing
memory for vmemmap mapping.  This is used as a standard default choice or
as a fallback when intended huge pages allocation fails.  This just
creates entire vmemmap mapping with base pages (PAGE_SIZE).

On arm64 platforms, vmemmap_populate_basepages() is called instead of the
platform specific vmemmap_populate() when ARM64_SWAPPER_USES_SECTION_MAPS
is not enabled as in case for ARM64_16K_PAGES and ARM64_64K_PAGES configs.

At present vmemmap_populate_basepages() does not support allocating from
driver defined struct vmem_altmap while trying to create vmemmap mapping
for a device memory range.  It prevents ARM64_16K_PAGES and
ARM64_64K_PAGES configs on arm64 from supporting device memory with
vmemap_altmap request.

This enables vmem_altmap support in vmemmap_populate_basepages() unlocking
device memory allocation for vmemap mapping on arm64 platforms with 16K or
64K base page configs.

Each architecture should evaluate and decide on subscribing device memory
based base page allocation through vmemmap_populate_basepages().  Hence
lets keep it disabled on all archs in order to preserve the existing
semantics.  A subsequent patch enables it on arm64.

Signed-off-by: Anshuman Khandual <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Tested-by: Jia He <>
Reviewed-by: David Hildenbrand <>
Acked-by: Will Deacon <>
Acked-by: Catalin Marinas <>
Cc: Mark Rutland <>
Cc: Paul Walmsley <>
Cc: Palmer Dabbelt <>
Cc: Tony Luck <>
Cc: Fenghua Yu <>
Cc: Dave Hansen <>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <>
Cc: Mike Rapoport <>
Cc: Michal Hocko <>
Cc: "Matthew Wilcox (Oracle)" <>
Cc: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <>
Cc: Dan Williams <>
Cc: Pavel Tatashin <>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <>
Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <>
Cc: Hsin-Yi Wang <>
Cc: Jonathan Corbet <>
Cc: Michael Ellerman <>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <>
Cc: Robin Murphy <>
Cc: Steve Capper <>
Cc: Yu Zhao <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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