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SubjectRe: [PATCHv2 1/9] mm: Introduce new vm_insert_range and vm_insert_range_buggy API
On Thu, Feb 07, 2019 at 09:19:47PM +0530, Souptick Joarder wrote:
> Just thought to take opinion for documentation before placing it in v3.
> Does it looks fine ?
>
> +/**
> + * __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.
> + *
> + * 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)

For static functions, I prefer to leave off the second '*', ie make it
formatted like a docbook comment, but not be processed like a docbook
comment. That avoids cluttering the html with descriptions of internal
functions that people can't actually call.

> +/**
> + * 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

Rather than using `num', you should use @num.

> + * 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

But vm_pgoff isn't a parameter, so it's misleading to format it as such.

> + * 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)

I don't think we should call it 'buggy'. 'zero' would make more sense
as a suffix.

Given how this interface has evolved, I'm no longer sure than
'vm_insert_range' makes sense as the name for it. Is it perhaps
'vm_map_object' or 'vm_map_pages'?

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