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SubjectRe: mapping user space buffer to kernel address space


On Tue, 17 Oct 2000, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
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> IMHO pinning the page in the pte is less expensive and less complex than making
> rawio and the VM aware of those issues. (remap_page_range is so clean
> implementation exactly because it pins the page into the pte)

You keep on bringing up remap_page_range(), and it does nothing of the
sort.

remap_page_range() does one thing, and one thing only: it populates the
page tables with physical page mappings.

It has nothing to do with pinning.

It so happens that the vmscan stuff won't ever remove a physical page
mapping, but that's simply because such a page CANNOT be swapped out. How
would you swap out the PCI space?

I don't see why you consider that to have anything to do with kiobuf's.

Linus

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