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SubjectRe: [PATCH][RFC][0/4] InfiniBand userspace verbs implementation
Andrew Morton wrote:

> This is because there is no file descriptor or anything else associated
> with the pages which permits the kernel to clean stuff up on unclean
> application exit. Also there are the obvious issues with permitting
> pinning of unbounded amounts of memory.

Then that might explain the "bug" that we're seeing with get_user_pages(). We've been
assuming that get_user_pages() mappings are permanent.

Well, I was just about to re-implement get_user_pages() support in our driver to
demonstrate the bug. I guess I'll hold off on that.

If you look at the Infiniband code that was recently submitted, I think you'll see it does
exactly that: after calling mlock(), the driver calls get_user_pages(), and it stores the
page mappings for future use.

Timur Tabi
Staff Software Engineer

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"I don't think duct tape will fix it."
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