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SubjectRe: [PATCH 7/8] pmem: Add support for page structs
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On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 3:59 AM, Boaz Harrosh <boaz@plexistor.com> wrote:
>
> One of the current shortcomings of the NVDIMM/PMEM
> support is that this memory does not have a page-struct(s)
> associated with its memory and therefor cannot be passed
> to a block-device or network or DMAed in any way through
> another device in the system.
>
> The use of add_persistent_memory() fixes all this. After this patch
> an FS can do:
> bdev_direct_access(,&pfn,);

Hmm, can we do this mapping on demand per direct access mapping rather
than unconditionally for each range that pmem is handling?

Going forward I don't think we want to be tied to guaranteeing that
plain bdev_direct_access() always yields pfn_to_page()-capable pfns.

Perhaps a DAX_MAP_PFN flag or something along those lines?


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