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From: John Hubbard <jhubbard@nvidia.com>
To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>, <john.hubbard@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] mm/gup: introduce __put_user_pages()
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 23:33:32 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <8ab4899c-ec12-a713-cac2-d951fff2a347@nvidia.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190723055359.GC17148@lst.de>

On 7/22/19 10:53 PM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 03:34:13PM -0700, john.hubbard@gmail.com wrote:
>> +enum pup_flags_t {
>> +	PUP_FLAGS_CLEAN		= 0,
>> +	PUP_FLAGS_DIRTY		= 1,
>> +	PUP_FLAGS_LOCK		= 2,
>> +};
> Well, the enum defeats the ease of just being able to pass a boolean
> expression to the function, which would simplify a lot of the caller,
> so if we need to support the !locked version I'd rather see that as
> a separate helper.
> But do we actually have callers where not using the _lock version is
> not a bug?  set_page_dirty makes sense in the context of a file systems
> that have a reference to the inode the page hangs off, but that is
> (almost?) never the case for get_user_pages.

I'm seeing about 18 places where set_page_dirty() is used, in the call site
conversions so far, and about 20 places where set_page_dirty_lock() is
used. So without knowing how many of the former (if any) represent bugs,
you can see why the proposal here supports both DIRTY and DIRTY_LOCK.

Anyway, yes, I could change it, based on your estimation that most of the 
set_page_dirty() calls really should be set_page_dirty_lock().
In that case, we would end up with approximately the following:

/* Here, "dirty" really means, "call set_page_dirty_lock()": */
void __put_user_pages(struct page **pages, unsigned long npages,
		      bool dirty);

/* Here, "dirty" really means, "call set_page_dirty()": */
void __put_user_pages_unlocked(struct page **pages, unsigned long npages,
			       bool dirty);


John Hubbard

  reply	other threads:[~2019-07-23  6:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-07-22 22:34 [PATCH 0/3] introduce __put_user_pages(), convert a few call sites john.hubbard
2019-07-22 22:34 ` [PATCH 1/3] mm/gup: introduce __put_user_pages() john.hubbard
2019-07-23  5:53   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-07-23  6:33     ` John Hubbard [this message]
2019-07-23 15:36       ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-07-22 22:34 ` [PATCH 2/3] drivers/gpu/drm/via: convert put_page() to put_user_page*() john.hubbard
2019-07-22 22:34 ` [PATCH 3/3] net/xdp: " john.hubbard
2019-07-23  0:25   ` Ira Weiny
2019-07-23  4:41     ` John Hubbard
2019-07-23 12:47       ` Jason Gunthorpe
2019-07-23 18:06       ` Ira Weiny
2019-07-23 23:24         ` John Hubbard

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