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SubjectRe: [PATCHv2 1/9] mm: Introduce new vm_insert_range and vm_insert_range_buggy API
Hi Souptick,

On Thu, Feb 07, 2019 at 09:19:47PM +0530, Souptick Joarder wrote:
> Hi Mike,
>
> Just thought to take opinion for documentation before placing it in v3.
> Does it looks fine ?

Overall looks good to me. Several minor points below.

> +/**
> + * __vm_insert_range - insert range of kernel pages into user vma
> + * @vma: user vma to map to
> + * @pages: pointer to array of source kernel pages
> + * @num: number of pages in page array
> + * @offset: user's requested vm_pgoff
> + *
> + * This allow drivers to insert range of kernel pages into a user vma.

allows
> + *
> + * Return: 0 on success and error code otherwise.
> + */
> +static int __vm_insert_range(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct page **pages,
> + unsigned long num, unsigned long offset)
>
>
> +/**
> + * vm_insert_range - insert range of kernel pages starts with non zero offset
> + * @vma: user vma to map to
> + * @pages: pointer to array of source kernel pages
> + * @num: number of pages in page array
> + *
> + * Maps an object consisting of `num' `pages', catering for the user's
@num pages
> + * requested vm_pgoff
> + *
> + * If we fail to insert any page into the vma, the function will return
> + * immediately leaving any previously inserted pages present. Callers
> + * from the mmap handler may immediately return the error as their caller
> + * will destroy the vma, removing any successfully inserted pages. Other
> + * callers should make their own arrangements for calling unmap_region().
> + *
> + * Context: Process context. Called by mmap handlers.
> + * Return: 0 on success and error code otherwise.
> + */
> +int vm_insert_range(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct page **pages,
> + unsigned long num)
>
>
> +/**
> + * vm_insert_range_buggy - insert range of kernel pages starts with zero offset
> + * @vma: user vma to map to
> + * @pages: pointer to array of source kernel pages
> + * @num: number of pages in page array
> + *
> + * Similar to vm_insert_range(), except that it explicitly sets @vm_pgoff to

the offset

> + * 0. This function is intended for the drivers that did not consider
> + * @vm_pgoff.
> + *
> + * Context: Process context. Called by mmap handlers.
> + * Return: 0 on success and error code otherwise.
> + */
> +int vm_insert_range_buggy(struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct page **pages,
> + unsigned long num)
>

--
Sincerely yours,
Mike.

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