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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] mm/vmalloc.c: clean up map_vm_area third argument
On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 12:26:07PM +0800, WANG Chao wrote:
> Currently map_vm_area() takes (struct page *** pages) as third argument,
> and after mapping, it moves (*pages) to point to (*pages + nr_mappped_pages).
>
> It looks like this kind of increment is useless to its caller these
> days. The callers don't care about the increments and actually they're
> trying to avoid this by passing another copy to map_vm_area().
>
> The caller can always guarantee all the pages can be mapped into
> vm_area as specified in first argument and the caller only cares about
> whether map_vm_area() fails or not.
>
> This patch cleans up the pointer movement in map_vm_area() and updates
> its callers accordingly.
>
> v2: Fix arch/tile/kernel/module.c::module_alloc().
>
> Signed-off-by: WANG Chao <chaowang@redhat.com>
> ---
> arch/tile/kernel/module.c | 2 +-
> drivers/lguest/core.c | 7 ++-----
> drivers/staging/android/binder.c | 4 +---
> include/linux/vmalloc.h | 2 +-
> mm/vmalloc.c | 14 +++++---------
> mm/zsmalloc.c | 2 +-
> 6 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)

Staging code:

Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>


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