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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix kunmap() argument in sg_miter_stop
On Mon, Nov 17 2008, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Nov 2008, Jens Axboe wrote:
> >
> > Any opinions on the kunmap/kunmap_atomic pointer checking? It's a bit
> > ugly that we have to enforce a void * rule for kunmap_atomic(),
> I don't think that's a "bit ugly". I think it's unacceptable.
> Making sure we pass in "struct page" to kunmap() sounds good, but the
> kunmap_atomic() part just sounds insane.

It's been the primary source of bugs that I have seen. The xen and sg
iter bug were kunmap() variants though, but otherwise I've mostly seen
the opposite. But it is ugly, no doubt about it. I can't think of a
better way to attempt to warn about it though, so if you really dislike
it I'll just drop the _atomic() bits.

Jens Axboe

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