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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v2 03/19] vbus: add connection-client helper infrastructure
Gregory Haskins wrote:



>> BTW, why did you decide to use get_user_pages?
>> Would switch_mm + copy_to_user work as well
>> avoiding page walk if all pages are present?
>>
>>
>
> Well, basic c_t_u() won't work because its likely not "current" if you
> are updating the ring from some other task, but I think you have already
> figured that out based on the switch_mm suggestion. The simple truth is
> I was not familiar with switch_mm at the time I wrote this (nor am I
> now). If this is a superior method that allows you to acquire
> c_t_u(some_other_ctx) like behavior, I see no problem in changing. I
> will look into this, and thanks for the suggestion!
>

copy_to_user() is significantly faster than get_user_pages() + kmap() +
memcmp() (or their variants).

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