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SubjectRe: [PATCH 08/10] vmalloc: add un/map_kernel_range_noflush()
Nick Piggin wrote:
> 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?

Yeap, will add comments.



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