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From: Leonardo Bras <>
Cc: Leonardo Bras <>,
	Alexander Viro <>
Subject: [PATCH 1/1] fs/splice.c: Fix old documentation about moving pages
Date: Thu,  1 Aug 2019 19:38:52 -0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

Since commit 485ddb4b9741 ("1/2 splice: dont steal")' (2007),
the SPLICE_F_MOVE support was removed (became a no-op according
to man pages), and thus disabling steal operation that would make
moving pages possible.

This fixes the comment, making clear pages are not moved.

Signed-off-by: Leonardo Bras <>
 fs/splice.c | 3 +--
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/splice.c b/fs/splice.c
index 14cb602d9a2f..0ba151c40cef 100644
--- a/fs/splice.c
+++ b/fs/splice.c
@@ -671,8 +671,7 @@ ssize_t splice_from_pipe(struct pipe_inode_info *pipe, struct file *out,
  * @flags:	splice modifier flags
  * Description:
- *    Will either move or copy pages (determined by @flags options) from
- *    the given pipe inode to the given file.
+ *    Will copy pages from the given pipe inode to the given file.
  *    This one is ->write_iter-based.

             reply	other threads:[~2019-08-01 22:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-01 22:38 Leonardo Bras [this message]
2019-08-08 18:19 ` [PATCH 1/1] fs/splice.c: Fix old documentation about moving pages Leonardo Bras
2019-08-16 17:24   ` Leonardo Bras

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