lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2020]   [Feb]   [12]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] net/rds: Track user mapped pages through special API
On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 09:31:51AM -0800, santosh.shilimkar@oracle.com wrote:
> On 2/11/20 7:03 PM, John Hubbard wrote:
> > From: Leon Romanovsky <leonro@mellanox.com>
> >
> > Convert net/rds to use the newly introduces pin_user_pages() API,
> > which properly sets FOLL_PIN. Setting FOLL_PIN is now required for
> > code that requires tracking of pinned pages.
> >
> > Note that this effectively changes the code's behavior: it now
> > ultimately calls set_page_dirty_lock(), instead of set_page_dirty().
> > This is probably more accurate.
> >
> > As Christoph Hellwig put it, "set_page_dirty() is only safe if we are
> > dealing with a file backed page where we have reference on the inode it
> > hangs off." [1]
> >
> > [1] https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://lore.kernel.org/r/20190723153640.GB720@lst.de__;!!GqivPVa7Brio!OJHuecs9Iup5ig3kQBi_423uMMuskWhBQAdOICrY3UQ_ZfEaxt9ySY7E8y32Q7pk5tByyA$
> >
> > Cc: Hans Westgaard Ry <hans.westgaard.ry@oracle.com>
> > Cc: Santosh Shilimkar <santosh.shilimkar@oracle.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Leon Romanovsky <leonro@mellanox.com>
> > Signed-off-by: John Hubbard <jhubbard@nvidia.com>
> > ---
> Change looks fine to me. Just on safer side, we will try
> to test this change with regression suite to make sure it
> works as expected.

Thanks Santosh,
I wrote this patch before John's series was merged into the tree,
but back then, Hans tested it and it worked, hope that it still works. :)

>
> For patch itself,
>
> Acked-by: Santosh Shilimkar <santosh.shilimkar@oracle.com>
>

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2020-02-12 18:52    [W:0.094 / U:2.652 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site