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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] mm/madvise: introduce MADV_POPULATE to prefault/prealloc memory
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>> Exactly. But for hugetlbfs/shmem ("!RAM-backed files") this is not what we
>> want.
>
> OK, then I must have misread your requirements. Maybe I just got lost in
> all the combinations you have listed.

Another special case could be dax/pmem I think. You might want to fault
it in readable/writable but not perform an actual read/write unless
really required.

QEMU phrases this as "don't cause wear on the storage backing".

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Thanks,

David / dhildenb

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