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From: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
To: John Hubbard <jhubbard@nvidia.com>
Cc: Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@ziepe.ca>,
	john.hubbard@gmail.com, Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>,
	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: Wed, 3 Oct 2018 18:27:58 +0200
Message-ID: <20181003162758.GI24030@quack2.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <36bc65a3-8c2a-87df-44fc-89a1891b86db@nvidia.com>

On Fri 28-09-18 20:12:33, John Hubbard wrote:
>  static inline void release_user_pages(struct page **pages,
> -                                     unsigned long npages)
> +                                     unsigned long npages,
> +                                     bool set_dirty)
>  {
> -       while (npages)
> -               put_user_page(pages[--npages]);
> +       if (set_dirty)
> +               release_user_pages_dirty(pages, npages);
> +       else
> +               release_user_pages_basic(pages, npages);
> +}

Is there a good reason to have this with set_dirty argument? Generally bool
arguments are not great for readability (or greppability for that matter).
Also in this case callers can just as easily do:
	if (set_dirty)
		release_user_pages_dirty(...);
	else
		release_user_pages(...);

And furthermore it makes the code author think more whether he needs
set_page_dirty() or set_page_dirty_lock(), rather than just passing 'true'
and hoping the function magically does the right thing for him.

								Honza
-- 
Jan Kara <jack@suse.com>
SUSE Labs, CR

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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
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 [this message]
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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