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SubjectRe: [PATCH 07/13] [RFC] ipath core misc files
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On Sat, 2005-12-17 at 19:10 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Robert Walsh <rjwalsh@pathscale.com> wrote:
> >
> > > > +int ipath_mlock(unsigned long start_page, size_t num_pages, struct page **p)
> > > OK. It's perhaps not a very well named function.
> >
> > Really? Suggestion for a better name?
> >
>
> ipath_get_user_pages() would cause the least surprise.

Seems reasonable. I'll look at the related functions, too.

> > > I don't think we want to be setting the user's VMA's vm_flags in this
> > > manner. This is purely to retain the physical page across fork?
> >
> > I didn't write this bit of the driver, but I believe this is the case.
> > Is there a better way of doing this?
>
> This stuff has been churning a bit lately. I've drawn Hugh Dickins's
> attention to the patch - he'd have a better handle on what the best
> approach would be.

OK then - I'll wait and see.

Regards,
Robert.

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