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SubjectRe: [PATCH V2 1/2] mm: hotplug: implement non-movable version of get_user_pages() called get_user_pages_non_movable()
Hi Mel, Benjamin, Jeff,

On 05/13/2013 11:01 PM, Benjamin LaHaise wrote:
> On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 10:54:03AM -0400, Jeff Moyer wrote:
>> How do you propose to move the ring pages?
>
> It's the same problem as doing a TLB shootdown: flush the old pages from
> userspace's mapping, copy any existing data to the new pages, then
> repopulate the page tables. It will likely require the addition of
> address_space_operations for the mapping, but that's not too hard to do.
>

I think we add migrate_unpin() callback to decrease page->count if
necessary,
and migrate the page to a new page, and add migrate_pin() callback to pin
the new page again.

The migrate procedure will work just as before. We use callbacks to
decrease
the page->count before migration starts, and increase it when the migration
is done.

And migrate_pin() and migrate_unpin() callbacks will be added to
struct address_space_operations.

Is that right ?

If so, I'll be working on it.

Thanks. :)


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