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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 00/10] evacuate struct page from the block layer, introduce __pfn_t

* Al Viro <viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk> wrote:

> On Fri, May 08, 2015 at 07:37:59AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>
> > So if code does iov_iter_get_pages_alloc() on a user address that
> > has a real struct page behind it - and some other code does a
> > regular get_user_pages() on it, we'll have two sets of struct page
> > descriptors, the 'real' one, and a fake allocated one, right?
>
> Huh? iov_iter_get_pages() is given an array of pointers to struct
> page, which it fills with what it finds. iov_iter_get_pages_alloc()
> *allocates* such an array, fills that with what it finds and gives
> the allocated array to caller.
>
> We are not allocating any struct page instances in either of those.

Ah, stupid me - thanks for the explanation!

Ingo


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