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From: Jerome Glisse <>
To: Dan Williams <>
	Balbir Singh <>,
	Logan Gunthorpe <>,
	Christoph Hellwig <>, Michal Hocko <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 0/7] mm: Merge hmm into devm_memremap_pages, mark GPL-only
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:14:25 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 10:49:31AM -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
> [ apologies for the resend, script error ]
> Changes since v6 [1]:
> * Rebase on next-20181008 and fixup conflicts with the xarray conversion
>   and hotplug optimizations
> * It has soaked on a 0day visible branch for a few days without any
>   reports.
> [1]:
> ---
> Hi Andrew,
> Jérôme has reviewed the cleanups, thanks Jérôme. We still disagree on
> the EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL status of the core HMM implementation, but Logan,
> Christoph and I continue to support marking all devm_memremap_pages()
> derivatives EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL.
> HMM has been upstream for over a year, with no in-tree users it is clear
> it was designed first and foremost for out of tree drivers. It takes
> advantage of a facility Christoph and I spearheaded to support
> persistent memory. It continues to see expanding use cases with no clear
> end date when it will stop attracting features / revisions. It is not
> suitable to export devm_memremap_pages() as a stable 3rd party driver
> api.
> devm_memremap_pages() is a facility that can create struct page entries
> for any arbitrary range and give out-of-tree drivers the ability to
> subvert core aspects of page management. It, and anything derived from
> it (e.g. hmm, pcip2p, etc...), is a deep integration point into the core
> kernel, and an EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL() interface. 
> Commit 31c5bda3a656 "mm: fix exports that inadvertently make put_page()
> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL" was merged ahead of this series to relieve some of
> the pressure from innocent consumers of put_page(), but now we need this
> series to address *producers* of device pages.
> More details and justification in the changelogs. The 0day
> infrastructure has reported success across 152 configs and this survives
> the libnvdimm unit test suite. Aside from the controversial bits the
> diffstat is compelling at:
> 	7 files changed, 126 insertions(+), 323 deletions(-)
> Note that the series has some minor collisions with Alex's recent series
> to improve devm_memremap_pages() scalability [2]. So, whichever you take
> first the other will need a minor rebase.
> [2]:

I am fine with this patchset going in (i reviewed it and tested it with
HMM on nouveau), Dan and Christoph did author the original code around
devm_memremap_pages() and thus ultimately they are the one who should
decide over GPL export or not.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2018-10-12 18:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-10-12 17:49 Dan Williams
2018-10-12 17:49 ` [PATCH v7 1/7] mm, devm_memremap_pages: Mark devm_memremap_pages() EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL Dan Williams
2018-10-17  8:17   ` Michal Hocko
2018-10-17 16:30     ` Dan Williams
2018-10-23 17:01       ` Michal Hocko
2018-10-12 17:49 ` [PATCH v7 2/7] mm, devm_memremap_pages: Kill mapping "System RAM" support Dan Williams
2018-10-12 17:49 ` [PATCH v7 3/7] mm, devm_memremap_pages: Fix shutdown handling Dan Williams
2018-10-12 17:49 ` [PATCH v7 4/7] mm, devm_memremap_pages: Add MEMORY_DEVICE_PRIVATE support Dan Williams
2018-10-12 17:49 ` [PATCH v7 5/7] mm, hmm: Use devm semantics for hmm_devmem_{add, remove} Dan Williams
2018-10-12 17:50 ` [PATCH v7 6/7] mm, hmm: Replace hmm_devmem_pages_create() with devm_memremap_pages() Dan Williams
2018-10-12 17:50 ` [PATCH v7 7/7] mm, hmm: Mark hmm_devmem_{add, add_resource} EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL Dan Williams
2018-10-12 18:14 ` Jerome Glisse [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2018-10-12 17:47 [PATCH v7 0/7] mm: Merge hmm into devm_memremap_pages, mark GPL-only Dan Williams

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