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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] fpga: dfl: afu: convert get_user_pages() --> pin_user_pages()
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On 2020-05-23 13:57, Moritz Fischer wrote:
> On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 06:52:34PM -0700, John Hubbard wrote:
>> On 2020-05-19 13:14, John Hubbard wrote:
>>> This code was using get_user_pages_fast(), in a "Case 2" scenario
>>> (DMA/RDMA), using the categorization from [1]. That means that it's
>>> time to convert the get_user_pages_fast() + put_page() calls to
>>> pin_user_pages_fast() + unpin_user_pages() calls.
>>>
>>> There is some helpful background in [2]: basically, this is a small
>>> part of fixing a long-standing disconnect between pinning pages, and
>>> file systems' use of those pages.
>>>
>>> [1] Documentation/core-api/pin_user_pages.rst
>>>
>>> [2] "Explicit pinning of user-space pages":
>>> https://lwn.net/Articles/807108/
>>>
>>> Cc: Xu Yilun <yilun.xu@intel.com>
>>> Cc: Wu Hao <hao.wu@intel.com>
>>> Cc: Moritz Fischer <mdf@kernel.org>
>>> Cc: linux-fpga@vger.kernel.org
>>> Signed-off-by: John Hubbard <jhubbard@nvidia.com>
>>
>>
>> Hi Moritz and FPGA developers,
>>
>> Is this OK? And if so, is it going into your git tree? Or should I
>> send it up through a different tree? (I'm new to the FPGA development
>> model).
>
> I can take it, sorry for sluggish response.
>

That's great news, thanks Moritz! Sorry to be pushy, just didn't want it
to get lost. :)

thanks,
--
John Hubbard
NVIDIA

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