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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 21/36] mm: add ksys_mmap_pgoff() helper; remove in-kernel calls to sys_mmap_pgoff()
On Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 8:05 PM, Dominik Brodowski
<> wrote:
> Using this helper allows us to avoid the in-kernel calls to the
> sys_mmap_pgoff() syscall.
> Cc: Andrew Morton <>
> Cc:
> Signed-off-by: Dominik Brodowski <>

It might be a good idea to clean up the sys_mmap2()/sys_mmap_pgoff()
distinction as well: From what I understand (I'm sure Al will correct me
if this is wrong), all 32-bit architectures have a sys_mmap2() syscall
that has a fixed bit shift value, possibly always 12.
sys_mmap_pgoff() is defined to have a shift of PAGE_SHIFT, which
may or may not depend on the kernel configuration.

If we replace the

+SYSCALL_DEFINE6(mmap_pgoff, unsigned long, addr, unsigned long, len,
+ unsigned long, prot, unsigned long, flags,
+ unsigned long, fd, unsigned long, pgoff)
+ return ksys_mmap_pgoff(addr, len, prot, flags, fd, pgoff);

with a corresponding sys_mmap2() definition, it seems we can
simplify a number of architectures that today need to define
sys_mmap2() as a wrapper around sys_mmap_pgoff().


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