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SubjectRe: missing madvise functionality
Eric Dumazet wrote:

> Well, I believe this one is too expensive. I was thinking of a light one :

This one seems worse. Passing your vm_area_cache around everywhere, which
is just intrusive and dangerous because ot becomes decoupled from the mm
struct you are passing around. Watch this:


> @@ -1638,7 +1652,7 @@ find_extend_vma(struct mm_struct * mm, u
> unsigned long start;
>
> addr &= PAGE_MASK;
> - vma = find_vma(mm,addr);
> + vma = find_vma(mm,addr,&current->vmacache);
> if (!vma)
> return NULL;
> if (vma->vm_start <= addr)

So now you can have current calling find_extend_vma on someone else's mm
but using their cache. So you're going to return current's vma, or current
is going to get one of mm's vmas in its cache :P

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