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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC 0/3] MAP_POPULATE for device memory
On 06.03.22 06:32, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> For device memory (aka VM_IO | VM_PFNMAP) MAP_POPULATE does nothing. Allow
> to use that for initializing the device memory by providing a new callback
> f_ops->populate() for the purpose.
> SGX patches are provided to show the callback in context.
> An obvious alternative is a ioctl but it is less elegant and requires
> two syscalls (mmap + ioctl) per memory range, instead of just one
> (mmap).

What about extending MADV_POPULATE_READ | MADV_POPULATE_WRITE to support
VM_IO | VM_PFNMAP (as well?) ?


David / dhildenb

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