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SubjectRe: [PATCH 07/13] [RFC] ipath core misc files
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> > +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?

> > + }
> > + vm->vm_flags |= VM_SHM | VM_LOCKED;
> > +
> > + return 0;
> > +}
>
> 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?

> > +int ipath_munlock(size_t num_pages, struct page **p)
> > +{
> > + int i;
> > +
> > + for (i = 0; i < num_pages; i++) {
> > + _IPATH_MMDBG("%u/%lu put_page %p\n", i, num_pages, p[i]);
> > + SetPageDirty(p[i]);
> > + put_page(p[i]);
> > + }
> > + return 0;
> > +}
>
> Nope, SetPageDirty() doesn't tell the VM that the page is dirty - it'll
> never get written out. Use set_page_dirty_lock().

OK.

Regards,
Robert.

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