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Subject[PATCH 2/2] mm/frame-vec: use FOLL_LONGTERM
For $reasons I've stumbled over this code and I'm not sure the change
to the new gup functions in 55a650c35fea ("mm/gup: frame_vector:
convert get_user_pages() --> pin_user_pages()") was entirely correct.

This here is used for long term buffers (not just quick I/O) like
RDMA, and John notes this in his patch. But I thought the rule for
these is that they need to add FOLL_LONGTERM, which John's patch
didn't do.

There is already a dax specific check (added in b7f0554a56f2 ("mm:
fail get_vaddr_frames() for filesystem-dax mappings")), so this seems
like the prudent thing to do.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Vetter <>
Cc: Andrew Morton <>
Cc: John Hubbard <>
Cc: Jérôme Glisse <>
Cc: Jan Kara <>
Cc: Dan Williams <>
Hi all,

I stumbled over this and figured typing this patch can't hurt. Really
just to maybe learn a few things about how gup/pup is supposed to be
used (we have a bit of that in drivers/gpu), this here isn't really
ralated to anything I'm doing.

I'm also wondering whether the explicit dax check should be removed,
since FOLL_LONGTERM should take care of that already.
mm/frame_vector.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/mm/frame_vector.c b/mm/frame_vector.c
index 5d34c9047e9c..3507e09cb3ff 100644
--- a/mm/frame_vector.c
+++ b/mm/frame_vector.c
@@ -35,7 +35,7 @@ int get_vaddr_frames(unsigned long start, unsigned int nr_frames,
struct mm_struct *mm = current->mm;
struct vm_area_struct *vma;
- unsigned int gup_flags = FOLL_WRITE | FOLL_FORCE;
+ unsigned int gup_flags = FOLL_WRITE | FOLL_FORCE | FOLL_LONGTERM;
int ret = 0;
int err;
int locked;
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