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SubjectRe: copy_page() on a kmalloc-ed page with DEBUG_SLAB enabled (was "zram: do not use copy_page with non-page alinged address")
On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 10:45:42AM +0900, Sergey Senozhatsky wrote:
> On (04/19/17 04:51), Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> [..]
> > > > > Another approach is the API does normal thing for non-aligned prefix and
> > > > > tail space and fast thing for aligned space.
> > > > > Otherwise, it would be happy if the API has WARN_ON non-page SIZE aligned
> > > > > address.
> >
> > Why not just use memcpy()? Is copy_page() significantly faster than
> > memcpy() for a PAGE_SIZE amount of data?
>
> that's a good point.
>
> I was going to ask yesterday - do we even need copy_page()? arch that
> provides well optimized copy_page() quite likely provides somewhat
> equally optimized memcpy(). so may be copy_page() is not even needed?

I don't know.

Just I found https://download.samba.org/pub/paulus/ols-2003-presentation.pdf
and heard https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/4/10/1270.

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