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From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
To: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
Cc: John Hubbard <jhubbard@nvidia.com>,
	Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@ziepe.ca>,
	john.hubbard@gmail.com, Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>,
	Christopher Lameter <cl@linux.com>,
	Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>, Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>,
	Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-rdma <linux-rdma@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, Doug Ledford <dledford@redhat.com>,
	Mike Marciniszyn <mike.marciniszyn@intel.com>,
	Dennis Dalessandro <dennis.dalessandro@intel.com>,
	Christian Benvenuti <benve@cisco.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/4] infiniband/mm: convert to the new put_user_page() call
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2018 05:50:13 -0700
Message-ID: <20181001125013.GA6357@infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180929162117.GA31216@bombadil.infradead.org>

On Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 09:21:17AM -0700, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > being slow to pick it up. It looks like there are several patterns, and
> > we have to support both set_page_dirty() and set_page_dirty_lock(). So
> > the best combination looks to be adding a few variations of
> > release_user_pages*(), but leaving put_user_page() alone, because it's
> > the "do it yourself" basic one. Scatter-gather will be stuck with that.
> 
> I think our current interfaces are wrong.  We should really have a
> get_user_sg() / put_user_sg() function that will set up / destroy an
> SG list appropriate for that range of user memory.  This is almost
> orthogonal to the original intent here, so please don't see this as a
> "must do first" kind of argument that might derail the whole thing.

The SG list really is the wrong interface, as it mixes up information
about the pages/phys addr range and a potential dma mapping.  I think
the right interface is an array of bio_vecs.  In fact I've recently
been looking into a get_user_pages variant that does fill bio_vecs,
as it fundamentally is the right thing for doing I/O on large pages,
and will really help with direct I/O performance in that case.

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Thread overview: 29+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-09-28  5:39 [PATCH 0/4] get_user_pages*() and RDMA: first steps john.hubbard
2018-09-28  5:39 ` [PATCH 1/4] mm: get_user_pages: consolidate error handling john.hubbard
2018-09-28  5:39 ` [PATCH 3/4] infiniband/mm: convert to the new put_user_page() call john.hubbard
2018-09-28 15:39   ` Jason Gunthorpe
2018-09-29  3:12     ` John Hubbard
2018-09-29 16:21       ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-09-29 19:19         ` Jason Gunthorpe
2018-10-01 12:50         ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2018-10-01 15:29           ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-10-01 15:51             ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-10-01 14:35       ` Dennis Dalessandro
2018-10-03  5:40         ` John Hubbard
2018-10-03 16:27       ` Jan Kara
2018-10-03 23:19         ` John Hubbard
2018-09-28  5:39 ` [PATCH 2/4] mm: introduce put_user_page(), placeholder version john.hubbard
2018-10-03 16:22   ` Jan Kara
2018-10-03 23:23     ` John Hubbard
2018-09-28  5:39 ` [PATCH 4/4] goldfish_pipe/mm: convert to the new release_user_pages() call john.hubbard
2018-09-28 15:29 ` [PATCH 0/4] get_user_pages*() and RDMA: first steps Jerome Glisse
2018-09-28 19:06   ` John Hubbard
2018-09-28 21:49     ` Jerome Glisse
2018-09-29  2:28       ` John Hubbard
2018-09-29  8:46         ` Jerome Glisse
2018-10-01  6:11           ` Dave Chinner
2018-10-01 12:47             ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-10-02  1:14               ` Dave Chinner
2018-10-03 16:21                 ` Jan Kara
2018-10-01 15:31             ` Jason Gunthorpe
2018-10-03 16:08           ` Jan Kara

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