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SubjectRe: [PATCH 08/10] vmalloc: add un/map_kernel_range_noflush()
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On Wednesday 18 February 2009 23:04:34 Tejun Heo wrote:
> Impact: two more public map/unmap functions
>
> Implement map_kernel_range_noflush() and unmap_kernel_range_noflush().
> These functions respectively map and unmap address range in kernel VM
> area but doesn't do any vcache or tlb flushing. These will be used by
> new percpu allocator.

Hmm... I have no real issues with this, although the caller is going
to have to be very careful not to introduce bugs (which I'm sure you
were ;)).

Maybe can you add comments specifying the minimum of which flushes
are required and when, to scare people away from using them?


>
> Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
> ---
> include/linux/vmalloc.h | 3 ++
> mm/vmalloc.c | 58
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-- 2 files changed, 58
> insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)



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