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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.15-rc4 1/1] cpia: use vm_insert_page() instead of remap_pfn_range()
On Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 07:10:12PM +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > pos = (unsigned long)(cam->frame_buf);
> > while (size > 0) {
> > - page = vmalloc_to_pfn((void *)pos);
> > - if (remap_pfn_range(vma, start, page, PAGE_SIZE, PAGE_SHARED)) {
> > + page = vmalloc_to_page((void *)pos);
> > + if (vm_insert_page(vma, start, page)) {
> it would be nicer to do the arithmetis on pos as pointers rather than unsigned
> long. Also you might want to use alloc_pages + vmap instead of vmalloc so that
> you already have a page array. Or we should provide a helper that walks over
> a vmalloc'ed region and calls vmalloc_to_page + vm_insert_page. Either way
> this type of code is duplicated far too much and we'd really need some better
> interface for it.

As I said in my previous mail, the patch was just switching to use
vm_insert_page, and not any other cleanups.

I agree that a helper is a good idea, as the vmalloc, SetPageReserved,
remap_pfn_range (was remap_page_range in 2.4) pattern has been copied
and pasted across many video4linux drivers.

The cpia driver could do with other cleanups.

- It doesn't have a sysfs release callback (so says warning printk).
- The colourspace conversion has been disabled, but should be
ripped out.
- Needs to support V4L2 API

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