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Subject[PATCH 0/3] introduce __put_user_pages(), convert a few call sites
From: John Hubbard <>

As discussed in [1] just now, this adds a more capable variation of
put_user_pages() to the API set, and uses it to simplify both the
main implementation, and (especially) the call sites.

Thanks to Christoph for the simplifying ideas, and Matthew for (again)
recommending an enum in the API. Matthew, I seem to recall you asked
for enums before this, so I'm sorry it took until now for me to add
them. :)

The new __put_user_pages() takes an enum that handles the various
combinations of needing to call set_page_dirty() or
set_page_dirty_lock(), before calling put_user_page().

I'm using the same CC list as in [1], even though IB is no longer
included in the series. That's everyone can see what the end result
turns out to be.

Notes about the remaining patches to come:

There are about 50+ patches in my tree [2], and I'll be sending out the
remaining ones in a few more groups:

* The block/bio related changes (Jerome mostly wrote those, but I've
had to move stuff around extensively, and add a little code)

* mm/ changes

* other subsystem patches

* an RFC that shows the current state of the tracking patch set. That
can only be applied after all call sites are converted, but it's
good to get an early look at it.

This is part a tree-wide conversion, as described in commit fc1d8e7cca2d
("mm: introduce put_user_page*(), placeholder versions").


John Hubbard (3):
mm/gup: introduce __put_user_pages()
drivers/gpu/drm/via: convert put_page() to put_user_page*()
net/xdp: convert put_page() to put_user_page*()

drivers/gpu/drm/via/via_dmablit.c | 11 +--
include/linux/mm.h | 58 +++++++++++-
mm/gup.c | 149 +++++++++++++++---------------
net/xdp/xdp_umem.c | 9 +-
4 files changed, 135 insertions(+), 92 deletions(-)


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