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SubjectRe: [PATCHv2 1/9] mm: Introduce new vm_insert_range and vm_insert_range_buggy API
On Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 9:27 PM Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.ibm.com> wrote:
>
> 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.

Thanks Mike. Noted.
Shall I consider it as *Reviewed-by:* with below changes ?

>
> > +/**
> > + * __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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