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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: extend prefault helpers to fault in more than PAGE_SIZE
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On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 20:22, Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter@ffwll.ch> wrote:
> +/* Multipage variants of the above prefault helpers, useful if more than
> + * PAGE_SIZE of date needs to be prefaulted. These are separate from the above
> + * functions (which only handle up to PAGE_SIZE) to avoid clobbering the
> + * filemap.c hotpaths. */
> +static inline int fault_in_multipages_writeable(char __user *uaddr, int size)
> +{
> +       int ret;
> +       const char __user *end = uaddr + size - 1;

Please drop the const.

> +
> +       if (unlikely(size == 0))
> +               return 0;
> +
> +       /*
> +        * Writing zeroes into userspace here is OK, because we know that if
> +        * the zero gets there, we'll be overwriting it.
> +        */
> +       while (uaddr <= end) {
> +               ret = __put_user(0, uaddr);
> +               if (ret != 0)
> +                       return ret;
> +               uaddr += PAGE_SIZE;
> +       }
> +
> +       /* Check whether the range spilled into the next page. */
> +       if (((unsigned long)uaddr & PAGE_MASK) ==
> +                       ((unsigned long)end & PAGE_MASK))
> +               ret = __put_user(0, end);

include/linux/pagemap.h:483:3: error: read-only location '*end' used
as 'asm' output

Now in -next:

http://kisskb.ellerman.id.au/kisskb/buildresult/6100650/
http://kisskb.ellerman.id.au/kisskb/buildresult/6100673/
http://kisskb.ellerman.id.au/kisskb/buildresult/6100860/

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
                        Geert

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