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Subject[RFC PATCH 1/4] madvise: Expose ability to set dontneed from kernel
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From: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@linux.intel.com>

In order to enable a KVM hypervisor to notify the host that a guest has
freed its pages we will need to have a mechanism to update the virtual
memory associated with the guest. In order to expose this functionality I
am adding a new function do_madvise_dontneed that can be used to indicate
a region that a given VM is done with.

Signed-off-by: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@linux.intel.com>
---
include/linux/mm.h | 2 ++
mm/madvise.c | 13 ++++++++++++-
2 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/mm.h b/include/linux/mm.h
index e04396375cf9..eb668a5b4b4f 100644
--- a/include/linux/mm.h
+++ b/include/linux/mm.h
@@ -2840,5 +2840,7 @@ static inline bool page_is_guard(struct page *page)
static inline void setup_nr_node_ids(void) {}
#endif

+int do_madvise_dontneed(unsigned long start, size_t len_in);
+
#endif /* __KERNEL__ */
#endif /* _LINUX_MM_H */
diff --git a/mm/madvise.c b/mm/madvise.c
index 21a7881a2db4..8730f7e0081a 100644
--- a/mm/madvise.c
+++ b/mm/madvise.c
@@ -799,7 +799,7 @@ static int madvise_inject_error(int behavior,
* -EBADF - map exists, but area maps something that isn't a file.
* -EAGAIN - a kernel resource was temporarily unavailable.
*/
-SYSCALL_DEFINE3(madvise, unsigned long, start, size_t, len_in, int, behavior)
+static int do_madvise(unsigned long start, size_t len_in, int behavior)
{
unsigned long end, tmp;
struct vm_area_struct *vma, *prev;
@@ -894,3 +894,14 @@ static int madvise_inject_error(int behavior,

return error;
}
+
+SYSCALL_DEFINE3(madvise, unsigned long, start, size_t, len_in, int, behavior)
+{
+ return do_madvise(start, len_in, behavior);
+}
+
+int do_madvise_dontneed(unsigned long start, size_t len_in)
+{
+ return do_madvise(start, len_in, MADV_DONTNEED);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(do_madvise_dontneed);
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